A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
(Caldecott Honor Sticker should be on cover soon!)
One summer, James went to visit Eamon's and his grandparents at the beach. They were going to attend a nature day camp, and Eamon's grandpa is so excited to teach them about penguins and take them to the Natural History Museum, and teach them about Antarctica.
Things don't quite work out as planned however, but the best week ever is definitely had.
What I Thought: I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. And if I have anything to say about it, I will own it very soon.
Seriously, this book is just pure joy. I love picture books where the text tells one story while the pictures tell the complete opposite, and this is one of those books. The text tells one story from the narrator's standpoint, and the illustrations with the balloon text tells another story from the boys standpoint. Which is simply hilarious.
When you read this book, make sure that you inspect each inch of the book, the end papers have some great illustrations that supplement the story.
This book is the recipient of a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Award for Picture Book, and numerous Best Book of the Year Award from several prominent book review publications.
Very highly recommended, I promise you'll love it.
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