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Aaron Reynolds; illustrated by Dan Santat

Roaring Brook Press


Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Berdy and Creepy Carrots! teams up with Dan Santat, the Caldecott–winning illustrator behind The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend to create the hilarious, gnarly summer adventure picture book, Dude!

Dude! You have to read this book.

It's totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there's this shark who's in the ocean, too.

But don't worry. This shark approaches and you'll never guess what happens.

Kirkus Reviews named this one of their "BEST PICTURE BOOKS OF 2018" for a good laugh!

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

Praise for Dude!

“So much action and humor, so few words . . . More than half the fun, of course, is in reading this book out loud.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Surprises, mayhem, potty humor, sharks, and ice cream: What's not to like?” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A hilarious and rollicking adventure using just one word.” —Booklist, starred review

Praise for Aaron Reynolds' Nerdy Birdy series:

“Very funny and full of hope—and feathers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“It’s the entertaining birds-of-a-feather friendship dynamic that’s the biggest tweet, er, treat for readers.” —Horn Book

Praise for Dan Santat's After the Fall:

“Luminous.” —Horn Book, starred review

“I was so genuinely surprised by the book's conclusion that I won't spoil it. It's always gratifying to see how an artist can turn even the most familiar tale into something new.” —New York Times

“The final twist in this totally original next chapter of a Mother Goose's classic offers a stunningly triumphant ending that will take your breath away.” —NPR


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Aaron Reynolds; illustrated by Dan Santat

Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times–bestselling author of many highly hilarious books for kids, including Carnivores; Chicks and Salsa; Joey Fly, Private Eye; the Caldecott Honor book Creepy Carrots!; Nerdy Birdy; and its follow-up, Nerdy Birdy Tweets. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, two kids, four cats, and between three and ten fish, depending on the day.

Dan Santat is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again). His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.

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