If you have a super silly kid who loves unusual rhymes, eye-expanding color, daring physical feats, strange animals, vicious competition, and sometimes "can't sleep [because they are] too excited and dancing in [their] bed all through the night," then get them this hilarious and participatory book by Adam Rubin, who paid a visit to Word Up earlier this year.
— Future Word Up Volunteer - Lester (Age 4)
A #1 New York Times bestseller from the creators of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--starring YOU!
Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next.
Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.
About the Author
Adam Rubin is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of ten critically-acclaimed picture books, including the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce and El Chupacabras (which was short-listed for the 2018 Texas Blue Bonnet award). He spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full-time. In between writing projects, he designs and collects optical illusions, puzzles and games. His favorite color is blue, his favorite food is fried chicken, and his favorite animal is the otter.
Daniel Salmieri is an award-winning illustrator from Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated 12 picture books, including three New York Times best-sellers (Dragons Love Tacos, Robo-Sauce and Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel), and he regularly creates illustrations for magazines and newspapers. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sophia and their dog Ronni. His favorite things to draw are cars, plants, dogs and people.
"A high-spirited impetus to clap hands—or better yet, someone else's." —Kirkus
"The pictures offer plenty of room to receive readers’ high-five innovations, and the pages crackle with Salmieri’s neon palette and scratchy, kinetic pencil lines." —Publishers Weekly
"An interesting concept will elicit giggles and enthusiasm from readers, and neon colored pencil illustrations, reminiscent of 80s spandex suits, fill pages with vibrancy and energy." —School Library Journal
"This new offering from the Dragons Love Tacos team is sure to delight audiences—and should make for lively story times." —Booklist