From Publishers Weekly
This lively chapter book continues the adventures of Julian, younger brother Huey and the rest of their family. Ages 5-9.
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3. A beginning chapter book with funny episodes. Readers first met this spirited boy growing up in the loving African-American family in The Stories Huey Tells (Knopf, 1995) and the books about his older brother, Julian. Now, in an effort to perk up his dying sunflowers, Huey buries sugar, coffee, vitamins, and tuna fish in his garden. When Julian refuses to share a new basketball hoop, Huey invents a string divider. The family throws a backyard party with an astronomy theme. Throughout the book, parents are featured in starring roles. The last chapter involves a tense scene in which a mine shaft the children have zealously dug too deep threatens to collapse with Huey inside. Huey's father is the hero, not only when he rescues his son, but also when he lectures the children about the dangerous situation but retains respect for the joy they had in digging for gold. He also succumbs to his family's concerns and decides to quit smoking. Huey's straightforward narrative gives a realistic view of a child's world in language that emerging readers can easily grasp. The children in Toft's expressive illustrations complete a package certain to elicit smiles.?Jackie Hechtkopf, Talent House School, Fairfax, VA
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