I Love You Dude (Hardcover)

By Vladimir Radunsky

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152051761, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005



In the beginning there was a doodle. A doodle named Dude. Unfortunately for Dude, no one likes a doodle on a clean white wall, even if he is a blue elephant with lovely brown shoes. So our hero is chased off and forced to search for a new home. Rejected by the circus, pursued by hunters, and nearly washed out to sea, Dude never loses hope. Finally, by remaining true to his heart, he finds the love and respect he deserves.

The highly acclaimed creator of The Mighty Asparagus brings us a compelling tale of courage, perseverance, and finding beauty in unexpected places.

About the Author

VLADIMIR RADUNSKY has illustrated many books for children, including his own The Mighty Asparagus, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives in Italy.