Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Boys by Jeff Newman

This little boy really wants to play baseball, but he’s new in town and too shy to ask the other kids to play. Instead, he ends up on a nearby bench populated by a number of old men. As the days pass, the boy tries to fit in with this new crowd, and they decide to show him how to have a good time.

I loved the illustrations in this nearly-wordless picture book – they looked like they had just been taken out of a Pixar movie, and the wit and charm would easily fit right in alongside Pixar movies like Up!. Newman can do so much with just pictures, and this is a great book to share with people who’ve enjoyed other wordless books like The Lion and the Mouse, Flotsam, Tuesday, or Wave.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Flotsam by David Weisner
Wave by Suzy Lee
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Tuesday by David Weisner
Let's Do Nothing! by Tony Fusile

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