Monday, May 14, 2018

Dude! By Aaron Reynolds - ESSENTIAL

Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, art by Dan Santat.  PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2018. $18. 978-1626726031
Pre- K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  

A beaver and platypus are off to hit some waves on their surfboards.  While it looks like a shark will be bringing the danger, maybe he is just a lonely, potential friend instead?

Using only the word “DUDE” (I can’t imagine what that storyboard looked like), Sanatat brings Reynolds’ concept to life with exuberant illustrations.  Pair this with Moo! By David Rochelle, another clever, one word picture book.  I could even see this being used in art classes to show students how expresses just illustrations can be.
Cindy, Library Teacher

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