Dude! Duuuude. This book has wonderful characters and vibrant illustrations. And must be read aloud. It shows how how many ways you can say one word, and that word mean so many different things. Dude also has a great lesson on being nice to others.
- Recommended by Chris— From May Staff Picks to Get You Ready for Summer!
Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Berdy 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.
Kirkus Reviews named this one of their "BEST PICTURE BOOKS OF 2018" for a good laugh!
About the Author
Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author of many highly acclaimed books for kids, including Carnivores, Chicks and Salsa, Joey Fly, Nerdy Birdy, and the Caldecott Honor winning Creepy Carrots! He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, two kids, four cats, and between three and ten fish, depending on the day.
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.
“So much action and humor, so few words . . . More than half the fun, of course, is in reading this book out loud.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Surprises, mayhem, potty humor, sharks, and ice cream: What's not to like?” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A hilarious and rollicking adventure using just one word.” —Booklist, starred review
Praise for Aaron Reynolds' Nerdy Birdy series:
“Very funny and full of hope—and feathers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“It’s the entertaining birds-of-a-feather friendship dynamic that’s the biggest tweet, er, treat for readers.” —Horn Book
Praise for Dan Santat's After the Fall:
“Luminous.” —Horn Book, starred review
“I was so genuinely surprised by the book's conclusion that I won't spoil it. It's always gratifying to see how an artist can turn even the most familiar tale into something new.” —New York Times
“The final twist in this totally original next chapter of a Mother Goose's classic offers a stunningly triumphant ending that will take your breath away.” —NPR