Thursday, January 12, 2012

Slick, retro picturebook

Randy Riley's Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen
Candlewick, February 14, 2012

Randy Riley is a genius too wrapped up in his own thoughts to be very good at baseball. When Randy spots a fireball through his telescope he quickly does the math- in 19 days the fireball will crash into Earth! Of course, no one believes him, so it's up to Randy to save the day! Drawing his love of robots and baseball together, Randy conceives of a singular device to save his town. This fast and fun story in verse will have kids begging, "read it again"! The real draw of this book, though, are Van Dusen's illustrations. Slick, retro, and dynamically composed, each illustration pops from the page.

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