The Hueys in the New Sweater
Publication Date: May 24, 2012
List Price: $17.99*
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The Hueys are small and mischievous, unique compared to the world's other creatures--but hardly unique to one another. You see, each Huey looks the same, thinks the same, and does the same exact things. So you can imagine the chaos when one of them has the idea of knitting a sweater It seems like a good idea at the time--he is quite proud of it, in fact--but it "does" make him different from the others. So the rest of the Hueys, in turn, decide that they want to be different too How? By knitting the exact same sweater, of course
The first in a series of child-friendly concept books by the #1 bestselling artist of "The Day the Crayons Quit," "How to Catch a Star," "Stuck," and "This Moose Belongs to Me," "The New Sweater "proves that standing apart can be accomplished even when standing together.
Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. From his much-loved debut, How to Catch a Star, Oliver has gone on to create a collection of award-winning and bestselling picture books (including the illustrations for The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt), which have been translated into many languages all over the world. Originally from Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Oliver used to have an imaginary friend called Egbert. But Egbert stole his bicycle and was last seen pedaling west as hard as he could. That was seventeen years ago.
* A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2012 *
-New York Times Book Review
*STARRED REVIEW* "The spare but adorable artwork makes this picture book work as a quirky diversion, but it doesn’t diminish the understated, deftly delivered lesson for those moments when kids need a nudge to help be themselves, or be OK when everyone else wants to be just like them."
-Booklist (starred review)
The minimalist appearance of the Hueys will make them easy for kids to imitate artistically, and those who can't wait for the Hueys' next outing (jacket copy indicates this is the beginning of a series) may want to create their own Huey-themed adventures.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books