#blogbookaday: Dude!

10 Aug

DudeSummary:  “Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Birdy and Creepy Carrots! teams up with Dan Santat, the Caldecott–winning illustrator behind The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend to create the hilarious, gnarly summer adventure picture book, Dude!

Dude! You have to read this book.

It’s totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there’s this shark who’s in the ocean, too.

But don’t worry. This shark approaches and you’ll never guess what happens.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: At the surface this is the story of some surfer dudes hangin’ ten, but in reality it’s about not judging people by your first impression and friendship. A platypus and beaver head out into the waves to go surfing and meet a shark, who’s extremely misunderstood and a lot of fun. What happens next will surprise you and make you want an ice cream cone!

Personal Reaction: This is a perfect summer read about surfing, sharks and friendship (and a great book to practice inflection). Pair this with Moo by David LaRochelle, Hug by Jez Alborough, or Banana by Ed Vere for a storytime on books with just one word and a whole lot of giggles.

Title: Dude!
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrator: Dan Santat
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: April 24, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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