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Why?

by Rex, Adam,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 22 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E REX
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Summary
"[Adam] Rex delivers a storytime home run--hilarious, heartfelt, instructive, and interactive."--Booklist, starred review

A sweet and appealing tale for anyone familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY?When supervillain Doctor X-Ray swoops in threatening to vanquish an innocent crowd, the only one brave enough not to run away is a little girl, who asks him simply, "Why?" He is taken aback--but he answers. She keeps asking. And he keeps answering--until a surprising truth is uncovered, and the villain is thwarted.

* A laugh-out-loud take on the small-and-determined-beats-big-loud-bully story, simple questions lead to profound answers in a quest that proves the ultimate power of curiosity
* Monochromatic illustrations with pops of color fill the pages and bring a uniquely captivating element to the storyline
* Adam Rex is an illustrator and author of books such asNothing Rhymes with OrangeandChu's Day. He lives in Tucson, Arizona
* Claire Keane is the illustrator of Love Is and is known for her development art for the movies Tangled and Frozen. She lives in Venice Beach, California

Fans ofNothing Rhymes with Orange, Love Is,andGrown-Ups Never Do Thatwill also enjoy the relatable and heartwarming tale found inWhy?

* Great family and classroom read-aloud book
* Books for kids ages 5-8
* Books for kindergarten students
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A supervillain's triumphant debut bursting through the roof of a mall is stymied by a little girl who has wandered off from her mother. No one can withstand the power of Doctor X-Ray! he cries, only to be countered by an innocent Why? So begins an all-too-familiar back-and-forth, with the hilariously earnest doctor supplying thoughtful answers to the girl's carelessly repeated question. Her Socratic method soon breaks through his villainous facade as they sit in the furniture store, him lying on a couch, baring his soul in what has become a therapy session. We learn that, as a child, he wanted to sell yarn Knitting is amazing! but his father forced him into being a doctor. Now he means to rule the world. Why? The doctor collapses to his knees, clinging to the girl's teddy bear. Because then maybe my daddy will be proud of me! There's a charming old-school aesthetic at play, from the mall setting and evil-doctor trope to Keane's loose line-and-wash illustrations, reminiscent of mid-twentieth-century cartoonists. While readings may inspire unfortunate imitations from youngsters ( Why? Why? Why? ), Rex delivers a storytime home run hilarious, heartfelt, instructive, and interactive. Kids will love chiming in with the little girl as she gets to the root of Doctor X-Ray's anger, and in the process, they'll absorb an important lesson about introspection.--Ronny Khuri Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Part origin story, part therapy session, this high-voltage comedy by Rex (Nothing Rhymes with Orange) pits a supervillain against an inquisitive child. Doctor X-Ray, wearing a lab coat and rocket boots, crashes through the glass atrium of an upscale mall. "Go ahead and run, puny fools!" he taunts. "No one can withstand the power of Doctor X-Ray!" The mall empties--all except for a wide-eyed girl with black pigtails, a stuffed animal, and a red polka-dotted dress. "Why?" she asks, as small children will. Her repetitive query works on Doctor X-Ray like a psychiatrist's prompts, and his plans and disappointments come tumbling out, each answer leading to another "Why?" Black-outlined speech balloons give the spreads a comic-book vibe as stylish art by Keane (Love Is) cut between the two roaming the deserted mall and faded flashbacks to Doctor X-Ray's tortured boyhood ("I put my heart and soul into that yarn store"). At last, exhausted, Doctor X-Ray has a moment of insight: "Look at me--I don't even rule myself." Though the self-analysis sequence is a bit drawn-out, the visual energy and satisfaction of each page's awaiting answer keep this cinema-style romp hurtling forward. Ages 3--5. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Supervillains -- Juvenile fiction.
Bullying -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-evaluation -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-perception -- Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal communication -- Juvenile fiction.
Supervillains -- Fiction.
Bullying -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Publisher San Francisco, California :2019
Contributors Keane, Claire, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781452168630
1452168636
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