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The Resource Come home already!, by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies

Come home already!, by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies

Label
Come home already!
Title
Come home already!
Statement of responsibility
by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An excited Duck wants to hang out with Bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week and is happy to finally get a second alone
Tone
Character
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2—John teams up with Davies for a third comedic adventure starring a quiet bear and a hyperactive duck. The wildly gesturing, finger-feathered duck arises one bright morning and, after a huge, syrup-laden breakfast, feels the urge to visit his neighbor Bear. But a sign on Bear's door announces that he has gone fishing for the whole week. "He's gone fishing? Without me? But…but…FISHING?! What am I going to do with myself until then?!" Duck is shedding feathers in his panic. Meanwhile, Bear follows the twisty trail delineated on his map, thinking, "This is the life. Alone with my thoughts. No pesky neighbors knocking on my door at all hours." While Duck careens from one activity to another, increasingly desperate for company, Bear learns that camping isn't as tranquil as he'd expected. The tent is hard to set up; the fish won't bite; it's starting to rain. Luckily, Duck has exhausted his options and finds his soggy, hungry neighbor at the campsite. In his nonstop, annoying way, he saves the day and Bear feels a bit better about Duck—until he doesn't. Davies's background as an animator is evident in his wonderfully contrasting, ever-changing colors and kinetics. The use of varied panels, poses, and fonts keeps the eyes and mind moving through the action. VERDICT Children will enjoy the light, satirical humor in this story of two unlikely companions. A hilarious choice for most libraries.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, NY --Susan Weitz (Reviewed 11/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 11, p62)
  • Will Bear get a vacation from Duck? Will Duck survive Bear's absence? When Duck goes for his daily visit to his neighbor Bear's house, he finds a sign on the door that says "Gone fishin' / Back next week." Duck can't believe his friend left him behind. Trekking through the woods, Bear's happy to be away from his intrusive neighbor. Duck's not—he can't find anything to do with himself (and he tries a lot of diversions). But Bear does not find camping as easy as he thought; he's not successful at fishing…and the woods can be scary at night. Something spooky comes out of the woods—much screaming ensues—but it's only Duck, come to check on Bear and bringing his camping skills (and snacks). Bear's actually glad to see his neighbor; camping's more fun when not alone…but solitary Bear isn't so sure how he feels when, once home, Duck says, "I'll always be by your side, Bear. Always and forever." John and Davies team up for a third (and possibly the best) tale of reluctant, one-sided friendship. The story, told entirely in the characters' monologues (with a bit of dialogue toward the end), is dynamic and begs to be hammed up during read-alouds. Davies' bright and funny illustrations are equal partners in the telling of the tale and its humor—Bear's expressions say it all. This odd Duck and grouchy Bear make an excellent pair. (Picture book. 3-8)(Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10611659
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
John, Jory
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
LC call number
PZ7.J62168
LC item number
Co 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
Level 1.7.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davies, Benji
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ducks
  • Bears
  • Friendship
  • Camping
  • Ducks
  • Bears
  • Friendship
  • Bears
  • Camping
  • Ducks
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Come home already!, by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn968627022
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062370976
Lccn
2018286268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780062370976
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
118990985
System control number
(OCoLC)968627022
Label
Come home already!, by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn968627022
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062370976
Lccn
2018286268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780062370976
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
118990985
System control number
(OCoLC)968627022

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