THUNDER BOY, JR. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

thunder-boyThunder 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.

 

 

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