Friday, April 29, 2016

Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat

When taking a road trip, especially one to Grandma's house, the drive can seem endless. To the point where time doesn't just stand still... it moves backwards.

All I can say about this book is that Dan Santat is a genius. This book is cray... And I mean that in the best possible way. From time moving so slow you have to read the book backwards, to robots talking in QR codes, and even the beloved Beekle making a surprise appearance, Are We There Yet? is sure to entertain the most discriminating readers.

Despite winning the most coveted prize in children's picture book illustration last year, Dan Santat continues to push himself creatively and artistically, which for many people would be hard to do after experiencing such a career high. In Are We There Yet? Santat returns to his more humorous side that we're used to seeing in his books, but he found a way to show his readers that he's trying new things and not resting on his laurels. While I certainly love The Adventures of Beekle, I almost love Are We There Yet? more (almost) because my appreciation for Santat's work went from excited for his Caldecott win to realizing he is a full-fledged artistic genius.

Check out the fabulous book trailer for Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Published: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown
Pages: 40
Format: Picture Book
Audience: Primary/Middle Grade
Disclosure: Library Copy

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