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It Wasn't Me (The Hueys #2)by Oliver Jeffers
This group of roly-poly, egg-shaped weirdos can't stop fighting. They fight over who started the fighting. They fight so long they can't remember what the fighting is about. In Oliver Jeffers's hilarious picture book, all the fighting will just make you love the Hueys even more.
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What's all the arguing about? There are plenty of Hueys to go around in this hilarious story from New York Times bestselling author and artist Oliver Jeffers — now in a new oversized trim with jacket!
The Hueys are back! Oliver Jeffers' egg-shaped creatures may look the same, think the same, and even do the same things, but that doesnt mean they always agree. The only problem is, they cant seem to agree on what they disagreed on in the first place! Which ultimately leads to an even bigger disagreement! Confused? Well, so are the Hueys. Which only adds to the fun and hilarity.
Anyone who has ever had to referee an argument among siblings or friends will appreciate the absurdity Oliver Jeffers reveals in the every-day trials of getting along. Oliver Jeffers is the New York Times bestselling author of Stuck, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, The Heart in the Bottle (which is also a highly-acclaimed iPad app narrated by Helena Bonham Carter) and many more. His books have won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, and the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year.
"Jeffers's first book about the Hueys quietly extolled the virtues of nonconformity; with equal subtlety (and a touch of dark humor) he explores disagreement in this sequel. 'The thing about the Hueys,' Jeffers writes of his egg-shaped, stick-legged crew, 'was that most of the time they got along.' But when they fight — Jeffers depicts their argument as a joint speech bubble filled with scribbles, scrawls, storm cloud, hammer, and skull-and-crossbones — it's up to a Huey named Gillespie to set things right. What's his trick? Distraction. 'Want to see a dead fly?' he asks, and everyone does, naturally. A stylish and sophisticated story that reminds readers that some fights aren't worth having. Ages 3 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Children will undoubtedly enjoy the simple, but expressive, caricatures and the childlike pencil and mixed-media compositions. They will understand the authors humorous way of unveiling the silliness of certain conflicts. The silence at key junctures...will give viewers pause, too. Parents may get new ideas for conflict management under Gillespie's cool tutelage. A worthy sequel." School Library Journal
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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