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Are We There Yet?

Written by Dan Santat

Illustrated by Dan Santat

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LoveReading View on Are We There Yet?

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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Are We There Yet? Synopsis

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.

Are We There Yet? Press 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

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ISBN: 9781783445165
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 07/03/2013
Publisher: Boxer Books Limited
Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783445165
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Dan Santat
Illustrator: Dan Santat
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About 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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