Best friends in the universe

by Watson, Stephanie, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
Louie and Hector are best friends -- but when some funny secrets get revealed, their friendship is put to the test. Louie and Hector are the best friends in the universe. Get ready to laugh out loud as the two boys fall in and out and eventually back into their best friendship ever through a series of funny secrets that neither one was supposed to reveal. Each episode is told in a journal format in four parts: "Best Friends in the Universe," "Best Friends in the Universe Forever and Ever," "Worst Friends in the Universe," and finally "Worst Secret Keepers in the Universe But Still Best Friends Forever and Ever."And Louie and Hector's comical dialogue will have kids howling! Louie: "I'm going to make up an ugly dance move called the Horrible Hector."Hector: "I'm going to invent a disgusting, rotten drink called the Icky Louie."Both: "That's it! This book is canceled." But just like most friendships, Hector and Louie find a way to stay best friends forever -- but maybe not the most trusted secret keepers!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In a free-form literary collaboration, two young enthusiasts make a picture book about their friendship. It's a project that requires multiple title page do-overs as the two record common likes, egg each other on, and then have a falling out when an accidental revelation from Hector that Louie wet his pants once, and Louie's indignant riposte that Hector has a crush on a certain girl, escalates into a round of furious trash talk. Book cancelled, the two go off to sulk . . . only to discover that their pet fish have little interest in silly dance moves or jokes. Shrugging off the spat, the two BFFs slap hands, call for one more Do-Over! and, after a final title page, dance exuberantly off onto the endpapers. Pham illustrates their high-energy roller-coaster ride with appropriate vim, sending childlike crayon-and-marker drawings of African American Louis and Asian American (or plausibly Latino) Hector jigging and cartwheeling across ruled backgrounds, while slipping in more finished images of their faces or the occasional crayon-wielding hand coming in from the edge to give onlookers a sense of peering over their shoulders. Too soon for many readers, it's: Hey, our book is almost over! Yeah. . . but our friendship is NOT! HOORAY! --John Peters Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this meta-comedy about friendship, buddies Hector and Louie are creating an entire book about their relationship (which shares the actual book's title) and take readers along for the ride. It's an exuberantly crayoned and markered collaboration on lined paper, filled with in-jokes (they both have fish named "Python" because their moms wouldn't let them get snakes), a shared love of dance parties, and the sheer joy of knowing there's somebody else on the same wavelength. But when Hector lets one of Louie's secrets slip (it involves a milkshake and a pants-related incident), Louie retaliates with a secret of his own (Hector's secret crush), and the partnership founders until the kids realize they're happier together and agree to a "DO-OVER!" Pham (Stop That Yawn!) renders the protagonists as both "real-life" boys and cartoonish characters in their own story-on several spreads, both versions appear as the two draw themselves. Dialogue by Watson (Behold! A Baby) bubbles with a fun, noisy energy-this is not a book to read aloud with your inside voice. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Carrie Hannigan, HSG Agency. Illustrator's agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt Literary. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Books -- Juvenile fiction.
Quarreling -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Books -- Fiction.
Quarreling -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Introducing ... best friends in the universe
Contributors Pham, LeUyen, illustrator.
Language English
Notes At head of title: Introducing.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780545659888
0545659884
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