Thunder Boy, Jr. by Alexi Sherman, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Here’s a new picture book collaboration from a couple of favorite award-winners. National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie’s poetic and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales’s gorgeous pictures celebrate the special relationship between father and son. Thunder Boy is a great name, but Thunder Boy, Jr. wants his own name to celebrate something special about himself, not just a little version of his dad, Big Thunder. He wants to quite literally make a name for himself. While humorous, the story also has a simple honesty and sincerity. Can’t say enough about the bold and appealing illustrations. Our prediction: a new classic.