#840 – Are We There Yet? by Nina Laden and Adam McCauley

Are We There Yet_FC Are We There Yet?
Written by Nina Laden
Illustrated by Adam McCauley
Chronicle Books   3/01/2016
978-1-4521-3155-9
32 pages    Ages 3—6

“We’ve all been there. Or more accurately, we’ve all been with kids in the backseat clamoring (over and over!) Are we there yet?” [back cover]

Review
It’s time for a trip to grandma’s. A pleasant drive over the river and through the woods, and a few other imaginative, generously detailed landscapes. But, the question remains:

“Are we there yet?”
“No”

Are We There Yet is simplistic yet grandly detailed with various travel landscapes all with one simple question and answer on each spread. The outer realms are no different. When an alien ship flies an alien-child asks the now universally age-old question:

“Are we there yet?”
“No”

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For a quick bedtime read, or an amusing afternoon, Are We There Yet is humorous. Very humorous. The repetition will get kids into the story quickly and actively. A great way for younger kids to join in the fun and the story. The illustrations are brightly colored landscapes of nearly every possibility, which should please all kids. Starting from the quiet neighborhood to a busy highway, the country, and even underwater and outer space.

“Are we there yet?”
“No”

Parents may wonder if the question should instead ask, “Where are we?” No matter the question, Are We There Yet gives much to delight young readers. There is a helicopter (replica of the toy on spread one), an earthworm guided paper airplane, a T-Rex lurking in the desert, and a wormhole leading to the final destination. It is obvious McCauley had a wonderful time imagining these scenarios.

“Are we there yet?”
“No”

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Nina Laden (Peek-a Boo, Peek-a Zoo, Daddy Wrong Legs) and Adam McCauley have created a fun, visually appealing, hilarious ode to the oft asked question, Are we there yet? This is simply a fun, joyous book celebrating a rite of passage (well, of sorts). On this road trip, Are We There Yet? is one question adults will find amusing.

“Are we there yet?”
“YES”

ARE WE THERE YET? Text copyright © 2016 by Nina Laden. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Adam McCauley. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

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ARE WE THERE YET?. Illustrations © 2016 by Adam McCauley. Used by permission of Chronicle Books.

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Copyright © 2016 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

Full Disclosure: We There Are Yet? by Nina Laden & Adam McCauley, and received from Chronicle Books, is in exchange NOT for a positive review, but for an HONEST review. The opinions expressed are my own and no one else’s. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

10 thoughts on “#840 – Are We There Yet? by Nina Laden and Adam McCauley

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