Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat audiobook

Are We There Yet?

By  Dan Santat
Read by Robert Petkoff

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316199995
0.07 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781478908999

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat takes listeners on the road trip of a lifetime! "Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after listening to this astonishingly inventive new audiobook, you'll never look at being bored the same way again. Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this audiobook, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.

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Summary

Summary

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat takes listeners on the road trip of a lifetime!
"Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after listening to this astonishingly inventive new audiobook, you'll never look at being bored the same way again.

Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this audiobook, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

How do you follow up a Caldecott Medal win? If you're Dan Santat (The Adventures of Beekle), you turn the picture book form on its head...Visual clues...add depth and humor. Horn Book
Santat digs deep into his stockpile of illustrative tricks to manipulate time and space through clever page turns, comics style sequential frames, background fade outs, and a wealth of loony details to keep viewers scouring the scenes for giggle-worthy details. BCCB
Santat paints like the caffeinated love child of Delacroix and MacGyver....a mind-boggling clever idea. The New York Times
Ambitious and inventive. USA Today
This imaginative take on the never-ending car ride is filled with surprises.... Filled with excitement and humorous details.... Full-spreads, giant comic panels, and alarmed expressions add to the fun. School Library Journal
*"Following his Caldecott win for The Adventures of Beekle (2014), Santat offers an imaginative account of a boy's car trip to his grandmother's birthday party.... The inventive format and engrossing artwork will make kids happy to go along for the ride. Booklist, starred review
“Santat offers an imaginative account of a boy’s car trip…[that] will make kids happy to go along for the ride.” Booklist (starred review)
*"The energy of his riotous story...gives it a laser focus. It's a remarkable feat-a turbocharged adventure that's also a meditation on the relative nature of time. Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Employing both comic-book-style panels and full-bleed spreads, the mixed-media illustrations are full of humor, and the changes in point of view keep the telling dynamic and engaging....A multilayered, modern-day parable reminding readers there's no greater gift than the present. Kirkus, starred review
“The conclusion is as neat as the bow on Grandma’s birthday gift (a clock). ‘Be patient,’ writes Caldecott Medalist Santat, dedicating the book to his son. ‘We have all the time in the world.’ His own patience is what harnesses the energy of his riotous story and gives it a laser focus. It’s a remarkable feat—a turbocharged adventure that’s also a meditation on the relative nature of time.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This imaginative take on the never-ending car ride is filled with surprises…As the child in the backseat continues to complain, the family car drives through the old West, onto a pirate plank, to a medieval joust, to a pyramid in ancient Egypt, through the dinosaur age, and into the future. Though initially alarmed, the family eventually enjoy the adventure and finally arrive at their destination.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Dan Santat

Author Bio: Dan Santat

Dan Santat, author and illustrator, is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books. He has won first prize in the Quirky Modern category of the juried art portfolio display at the annual Los Angeles conference of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 0.07
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English