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The Hueys in the New Sweater Hardcover – May 24, 2012
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"The spare but adorable artwork makes this picture book work as a quirky diversion, but it doesn’t diminish the understated, deftly delivered lesson for those moments when kids need a nudge to help be themselves, or be OK when everyone else wants to be just like them."--Booklist, starred review — Booklist (starred review)
"The minimalist appearance of the Hueys will make them easy for kids to imitate artistically, and those who can't wait for the Hueys' next outing (jacket copy indicates this is the beginning of a series) may want to create their own Huey-themed adventures."--BCCB — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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A review from my 5 year old son - "I loved that the sweater changed everything and I loved all the other parts of it. That's how much I loved it!"
The Hueys are all the same: egg-shaped little dudes that all think the same way, do the same things, and look exactly the same. Until one day when Rupert knits himself a cool little orange sweater. Gasp! Rupert is different, and he is ostracized. That is until Gillespie (can I just take a moment to say how freaking awesome the names Rupert and Gillespie are for children’s book characters??) notices and thinks that being different is interesting. So what does he do? Why, he knits himself his own cool little orange sweater! Soon everyone is doing it and Rupert must find a new way to be different.
At first it seemed that Jeffers was commenting on the fact that it is almost impossible to be different in our society – where everyone will do the same thing if it is cool and everyone else is doing it. Everyone was being different but they were all doing it in exactly the same way. But then you reach the end and you flip the last page, and all of the Hueys are there in bright, vivid colors – all different! I think this one teaches kids how to be different by thinking outside of the box. Yes, there are trends and people like to fit in and do what others are doing, but you should be like Rupert. Be yourself, set trends, think outside the box. I still think Jeffers’ is commenting on society’s need to be different by being exactly the same, but I like the other theme too!
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This is one of my five year old son's favorite books. He asked me to buy it after taking it out from the library.Published 7 months ago by M. Schouten
This book is adorable. I love reading it to my child. Bottom line... Oliver Jeffers is the man.Published 18 months ago by Jessica K.
We can't say enough about this wonderful book. The Huey's are the best ever characters. We love them.
Thank so much.
loved the story and artwork. my son and I read it every night together! I would recommend it to all of my friends.Published on June 19, 2013 by lisa