Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
  

Are We There Yet?

Written by Dan Santat
Illustrated by Dan Santat

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The boredom of a long car journey turns into a massive adventure through time and space in this outstanding picture book. A boy is travelling with his parents to see his grandma and the journey seems to be taking forever, hours feel like days. Suddenly – is he dreaming? – we’re travelling back through time, ages whizzing past the window, right back to the age of the dinosaurs. You need to turn the book upside down at this point, and turn the pages from right to left. Turn the book right way round again and we zoom into the future, arriving decades too late for grandma’s party. Clever, inventive and totally original, this is both a hugely enjoyable romp and a meditation on the nature of time. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat

The car trip to Grandma's house is taking forever.

Are We There Yet? explores the amazing possibilities of imagination on a long, boring car journey, as time slows down so much that it starts going backwards. Featuring dinosaurs, Ancient Egyptians, knights and pirates, this is one amazing journey through the imagination.

With stand-out illustrations that span millennia by the Caldecott-winning author of The Adventures of Beekle.

Reviews

Unashamedly clever and challenging... a dazzling display of a picture book's capabilities -- Imogen Russell Williams Guardian

A remarkable feat... a turbocharged adventure that's also a meditation on the relative nature of time. Publishers Weekly, starred review

Engrossing. Let the interactive reading begin! Booklist, starred review

This imaginative take on the never-ending car ride is filled with surprises... [the illustrations] are filled with excitement and humorous details School Library Journal

An unforgettable romp. Kirkus, starred review

About the Author

Dan Santat

Dan Santat is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator. His picture book, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, won the 2015 Caldecott Medal for distinguished illustration. He also wrote The Guild of Geniuses and created the Disney Channel animated series The Replacements. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and various pets.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

Dan Santat
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Author's Website

www.dantat.com/DANTAT.COM/D...

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9781783445165

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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