Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I love Oliver Jeffers' books [part 2]

The Hueys in the New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers
Philomel, Penguin, May 24th, 2012

I'm so glad the Hueys will have their own series! The Hueys are simple creatures who all look alike and who all like to do the same things (though they may do them differently). But when Rupert knits himself a bright orange sweater, the Hueys suddenly have to deal with something different. But when everyone decides to be different, what does different even mean? Jeffers has created a deceptively simple book that questions what it means to be unique. For classrooms or storytimes, try pairing it with Mo Willems' Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.

*Just so you know, I always fall for fabulous British names. 

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