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Accident! Hardcover – Picture Book, Oct. 3 2017
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Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2017 ? "In her first picture book, cartoonist Tsurumi offers an ingenious and utterly hilarious take on this important moral issue." —Publishers Weekly, starred review ? " Tsurumi comically gets to the heart of how children frantically worry about mistakes, and poring over the riotous illustrations is pure joy. This will delight again and again." —Booklist, starred review ? “Tsurumi’s hilarious dialogue and story is matched only by her drawings. Her world-building ability evokes the style of Richard Scarry; there’s something going on in every inch of the page . . . A standout hit—make no mistake about it.” –School Library Journal, starred review ". . . Children will have great fun poring over and savoring the escapades, some of which are depicted small. Besides honing visual-literacy skills, this is a neat vehicle for developing vocabulary, as pertinent themed words ("FIASCO!"; "MAYHEM!") are wittily incorporated into the comical illustrations as sound effects or speech-balloon dialogue." —Kirkus "This useful message is simply and effectively conveyed through the minimal text, but it’s the detailed, humorous illustrations that will fascinate and engage readers and viewers... Use this to offer perspective to kids who tend to catastrophize their own and others’ mistakes or as fodder for discussions about problems and resolutions." —Bulletin "...Groovy debut..." —New York Times —
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- Publisher : Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (Oct. 3 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 48 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0544944801
- ISBN-13 : 978-0544944800
- Item weight : 522 g
- Dimensions : 27.94 x 0.97 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #348,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This has been my go-to holiday gift for my friends with young kids. Honestly, the book could have no words and it would still be great to get. It's filled with incredible illustrations of all sorts of animals with incredible detail. You could spend hours pointing out anything from anteaters to narwhals.
Tsurumi's whimsical style makes each frame engaging both for adults and children alike. It's a children's book that you will enjoy reading as well... even if it's the 15th time that week. There's also a lot of great opportunity to ad-lib - if that's your thing - and tell the story in an animated way (pun intended).
As other reviewers have pointed out, the story itself is simple. In my experience, that's kinda a nice thing as it makes participation super easy. It won't take long for a young one to memorize most of the book, which makes it way more interactive.
Overall, I can't recommend this book enough - I've bought 3 or 4 copies for gifts by now. And if you don't believe me, you can check out all the awards it's winning. I just heard NPR name it as a Best Book of 2017
This book is heavy on illustration and light on reading. It's great for sparking discussion or giving the kiddos something fun to look through while they're in the car or keeping them busy while you're running errands or stuck in a waiting room.
The storyline is relatable and cute. The price tends to be higher than what I like to pay, but it was worth it.