Are We There Yet?

By SANTAT, Dan

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ISBN
9780316199995 9780316271226
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2016  |  Picture Books

PreS-Gr 3—This imaginative take on the never-ending car ride is filled with surprises. Santat, creator of Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (Little, Brown, 2014), begins this story with an invitation to Grandma's birthday party, featured on the copyright page. The kid in the backseat is eager for the trip, but after the first hour, he is tired and cranky. Remarks like "Are we there yet?" and "This is taking forever" serve only to annoy his parents. Despite drawing paper, electronic games, a book, and several toys, including a monkey and dinosaur, the child is bored. "But what happens when your brain becomes…TOO… bored?" This question is spread over the top,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

How do you follow up a Caldecott Medal win? If you're Dan Santat (The Adventures of Beekle), you turn the picture book form on its head. Using comic-style panels, text bubbles, and vibrant splashes of color in his mixed-media illustrations, Santat puts his family of three -- driver Dad, passenger Mom, bored-in-the-backseat boy -- in a nondescript orange sedan and sets them on the road to Grandma's birthday party. The boy unleashes a litany of time-honored complaints ("I feel sick...My butt hurts..."), but this isn't just any old road-tri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Using panels, text bubbles, and vibrant splashes of color in his mixed-media illustrations, Santat sets a family on the road to Grandma's b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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