Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Hueys in "It Wasn't Me"

 Cover image for The Hueys in it wasn't me

The Hueys in "It Wasn't Me"
Written and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Philomel Books, 2014. unpaged picture book

The Hueys usually get along, but sometimes they fight. They are so busy placing blame that they have forgotten what they are fighting about.  How can their friend get them to stop? A little distraction is all it takes to reestablish harmony.

It is amazing how Jeffers is able to create characters with only a few basic shapes, and a story with only a few simple words.  Because the text and illustrations are so simple, they communicate their important message about getting along without being preachy.

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