Dude!

Dude!

Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Birdy 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 du Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Birdy and Creepy Carrots! teams up with Dan Santat, the Caldecott?winning...

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Title:Dude!
Author:Aaron Reynolds
Rating:
Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1626726035
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Dude! Reviews

  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Apr 24, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

  • Sarah
    Apr 16, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

  • Barbara
    Apr 28, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

  • Casey Girard
    May 08, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

  • Carol Ekster
    Apr 24, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

  • Arminzerella
    May 24, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

    A couple of surfin' dudes head to the ocean for a day of fun--but what is that fin in the water? A shark! Is it safe? They offer him an ice cream cone and surf board and include him in the fun, until they all smack into the rocks. OW! The surf boards are broken. What to do now? Surf th...

    Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, art by Dan Santat. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2018. $18. 978-1626726031 Pre- K, EL (K-3) ? ESSENTIAL. A beaver and platypus are off to hit some waves on their surfboards. While it looks like a shark will be bringing the danger, maybe he is ...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. One-word picture books are so great for building confidence in new readers. You can just see their pride when they read a whole book by themselves. It's an added bonus when you get to t...

    ? @kidlitexchange #partner ? Dude! One word tells an entire story in this upcoming picture book from author @aaronreynoldsbooks and illustrator @dsantat They truly are a dynamic duo. Besides all of the inflection that will come with reading this to the little people in your life...

    This entire story is told mostly through the use of the one word, "Dude." The language conventions and the illustrations convey the meaning, implying how the word, "Dude!" is to be read on each page. This is a fun story of unlikely friendship between a platypus and a beaver and the sha...

    Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat together in one book?! It must be good. Nope, it's AMAZING! The (almost) one word picture book was perfect. Reading this book allows children to create their own mind story as they go through it. It encourages kids to focus and pay attention to details whi...

    A platypus and a beaver are about to go surfing when a shark suddenly appears. Instead of attacking them, the shark seems sad, so they try to cheer him up. The beaver gives him some ice cream and the playtpus finds an extra surfboard, so all three of them can surf together. It's great ...

  • Becca
    Apr 26, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

  • Clementine
    Apr 24, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

  • Joella www.cinjoella.com
    Apr 17, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

  • Steph
    Oct 14, 2017

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

  • Tracy
    Jan 16, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

    A couple of surfin' dudes head to the ocean for a day of fun--but what is that fin in the water? A shark! Is it safe? They offer him an ice cream cone and surf board and include him in the fun, until they all smack into the rocks. OW! The surf boards are broken. What to do now? Surf th...

    Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, art by Dan Santat. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2018. $18. 978-1626726031 Pre- K, EL (K-3) ? ESSENTIAL. A beaver and platypus are off to hit some waves on their surfboards. While it looks like a shark will be bringing the danger, maybe he is ...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. One-word picture books are so great for building confidence in new readers. You can just see their pride when they read a whole book by themselves. It's an added bonus when you get to t...

  • Heidi
    Apr 27, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

  • Jillian Heise
    Nov 27, 2017

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

  • Figgy
    Apr 30, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

  • Margie
    May 20, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

  • Jesse
    May 22, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

  • Ellon
    Apr 26, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

  • Lisa
    Mar 17, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

    A couple of surfin' dudes head to the ocean for a day of fun--but what is that fin in the water? A shark! Is it safe? They offer him an ice cream cone and surf board and include him in the fun, until they all smack into the rocks. OW! The surf boards are broken. What to do now? Surf th...

    Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, art by Dan Santat. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2018. $18. 978-1626726031 Pre- K, EL (K-3) ? ESSENTIAL. A beaver and platypus are off to hit some waves on their surfboards. While it looks like a shark will be bringing the danger, maybe he is ...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. One-word picture books are so great for building confidence in new readers. You can just see their pride when they read a whole book by themselves. It's an added bonus when you get to t...

    ? @kidlitexchange #partner ? Dude! One word tells an entire story in this upcoming picture book from author @aaronreynoldsbooks and illustrator @dsantat They truly are a dynamic duo. Besides all of the inflection that will come with reading this to the little people in your life...

    This entire story is told mostly through the use of the one word, "Dude." The language conventions and the illustrations convey the meaning, implying how the word, "Dude!" is to be read on each page. This is a fun story of unlikely friendship between a platypus and a beaver and the sha...

  • Earl
    Jan 27, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

  • Leah
    May 07, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

  • Stacey
    Jan 11, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

  • Lorryn Woodward
    May 09, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

  • Kim
    Apr 30, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

  • Michele
    Jan 23, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

    A couple of surfin' dudes head to the ocean for a day of fun--but what is that fin in the water? A shark! Is it safe? They offer him an ice cream cone and surf board and include him in the fun, until they all smack into the rocks. OW! The surf boards are broken. What to do now? Surf th...

    Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, art by Dan Santat. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2018. $18. 978-1626726031 Pre- K, EL (K-3) ? ESSENTIAL. A beaver and platypus are off to hit some waves on their surfboards. While it looks like a shark will be bringing the danger, maybe he is ...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. One-word picture books are so great for building confidence in new readers. You can just see their pride when they read a whole book by themselves. It's an added bonus when you get to t...

    ? @kidlitexchange #partner ? Dude! One word tells an entire story in this upcoming picture book from author @aaronreynoldsbooks and illustrator @dsantat They truly are a dynamic duo. Besides all of the inflection that will come with reading this to the little people in your life...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    May 15, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

    A couple of surfin' dudes head to the ocean for a day of fun--but what is that fin in the water? A shark! Is it safe? They offer him an ice cream cone and surf board and include him in the fun, until they all smack into the rocks. OW! The surf boards are broken. What to do now? Surf th...

    Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, art by Dan Santat. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2018. $18. 978-1626726031 Pre- K, EL (K-3) ? ESSENTIAL. A beaver and platypus are off to hit some waves on their surfboards. While it looks like a shark will be bringing the danger, maybe he is ...

  • Stacy Fetters
    May 01, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

  • Christina Carter
    Apr 21, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

  • Lisa
    Apr 24, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

  • Amber Webb
    Jan 13, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

    A couple of surfin' dudes head to the ocean for a day of fun--but what is that fin in the water? A shark! Is it safe? They offer him an ice cream cone and surf board and include him in the fun, until they all smack into the rocks. OW! The surf boards are broken. What to do now? Surf th...

    Dude! By Aaron Reynolds, art by Dan Santat. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook (Macmillan), 2018. $18. 978-1626726031 Pre- K, EL (K-3) ? ESSENTIAL. A beaver and platypus are off to hit some waves on their surfboards. While it looks like a shark will be bringing the danger, maybe he is ...

    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. One-word picture books are so great for building confidence in new readers. You can just see their pride when they read a whole book by themselves. It's an added bonus when you get to t...

    ? @kidlitexchange #partner ? Dude! One word tells an entire story in this upcoming picture book from author @aaronreynoldsbooks and illustrator @dsantat They truly are a dynamic duo. Besides all of the inflection that will come with reading this to the little people in your life...

    This entire story is told mostly through the use of the one word, "Dude." The language conventions and the illustrations convey the meaning, implying how the word, "Dude!" is to be read on each page. This is a fun story of unlikely friendship between a platypus and a beaver and the sha...

    Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat together in one book?! It must be good. Nope, it's AMAZING! The (almost) one word picture book was perfect. Reading this book allows children to create their own mind story as they go through it. It encourages kids to focus and pay attention to details whi...

  • Karen Abbott
    Apr 25, 2018

    RTC There's not much to say about the words in this book, as there are all of two ("Dude" in its many variations, and one instance of "Splat!"), but it's in Dan Santat's illustrations that readers will come to understand what's going on here, through the facial expressions and surro...

    Dude!!! Dude!!! Duuuuudddeee!!! A totally hilarious and bodacious read. ...

    Proof that the way a word is said (or read, in this case) alters its meaning. The single word of text (hint: if you've read the title, you've read the book) effectively demonstrates this concept through the font, punctuation usage, and, Dan Santat's signature illustrations. The eye-pop...

    Duuuude! Hilarious book, and a great one to use when teaching tone. ...

    Giving this book 5 stars because 500 is not an option. ...

    I can't wait until this fun picture book comes out so I can listen to how people will interpret it with the different voices and intonations. ...

    So much fun! I love reading "one word" stories, and this one is sure to entertain. ...

    3.5 for me because I liked it much more upon a second reading. Relying on one word repeated throughout the story but in different typefaces and colors, this almost wordless picture book follows the surfing adventures of a beaver and a platypus. Phrases such as "FAR OUT!" and "GNARLY" a...

    This is one of my new favorite books. After reading it to several groups of kindergartners I can safely say that this is a winning book. Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat make for a thoroughly marvelous team. While the book only uses one word throughout (Dude!), the way it is used makes fo...

    I went into this book with high expectations because I really like Dan Santat and Aarron Reynolds. I'm sad to say, I was disappointed. I did like how the book only uses one (repeated) word but tells a story. Although, if I were Reynolds, I'm not sure I would bother taking credit for th...

    Having heard the author and illustrator read it, it's hard to say it was anything other than awesome. ...

    I love this author/illustrator duo. Who knew you could create such an elaborate story with only one word? Awesome and fun! ...

    This was hysterical and clever and awesome, especially when Dan Santat reads it aloud! ...

    Stellar read aloud! ...

    Cute. Original. ...

    The art is super cute and I love the word Dude as much as the next person but that's literally the only word in the book. ...

    very clever with enormous kid appeal ...

    So this isn't wordless...but it is nearly wordless (three words and two of them are "dude" and "dudes" so really, lots of things happen that you have to get just from the illustrations). So good. REALLY. It is So. Good. And funny. And totally perfect for summer reading story time. ...

    This is too cute holy heck. Gorgeous illustrations, super fun. Will 100% be buying this for my little nephew. ...

    I was lucky enough to hear Aaron Reynolds himself read this aloud at a conference I attended, and DUDE! It was awesome! The illustrations are perfection, too! ...

    Dude! You simply can't go wrong with this dynamic duo. We're talking about Aaron Reynolds, the author responsible for Jasper Rabbit in Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear. Two books that are a HUGE hit at my K-5 school and are heavily circulated in my library. Then there's my m...

    Every culture has its own legends and lingo. A particular group of people within a separate culture understand every nuance of their spoken words and individualistic body language. To step into a culture without understanding the separate parts which make it a significant whole is like...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange #partner for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. It amazes me how a story of acceptance and friendship can be so passionately told through the use of two words and spectacular illustrations...but it can! Aaron Reynolds uses the wo...

    A couple of surfin' dudes head to the ocean for a day of fun--but what is that fin in the water? A shark! Is it safe? They offer him an ice cream cone and surf board and include him in the fun, until they all smack into the rocks. OW! The surf boards are broken. What to do now? Surf th...