What starts with just two kids quickly escalates into a rhyming, rollicking romp through the neighborhood, where all the kids are invited!
Climb to Cal's
Whirl to Will's
Trampoline from Ted's to Jill's!
Two sisters venture out of their house and pick up Cal, then all three head to Will's. Four become eight and then eight become twelve, and before you know it, there are twenty-two!
Never touching the ground, the kids have no shortage of ways to get to their pal's place when there is a mission at hand! Trampolines and slides. Propellers and parachutes. Diving boards and swinging vines. Find your favorite mode and join the friends on the adventurous trip!
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"There is no safe or sound reasoning behind any of the journeys herein, but the joyful abandon is something any child will embrace."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Mesmerizing."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author
Gideon Sterer grew up in the woods of upstate New York. Not too far away, his parents owned a little zoo, where he would run around after hours and let the animals out. His previous books include Skyfishing, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, The Night Knights, illustrated by Cory Godbey, and Not Your Nest, illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi. Currently, he lives in upstate New York. He likes football, pierogies, portals, archery, and liminal places where worlds blend. Visit him at GideonSterer.com.
Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and an art director of children's books. Her debut picture book, A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award, an Irma Black Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Book. Her second book, Stumpkin, was a PW Best Book of the Year. She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgins, and Truman, written by Jean Reidy. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the French fry. Visit her at LucyRuthCummins.com.
“There is no safe or sound reasoning behind any of the journeys herein, but the joyful abandon is something any child will embrace.” –School Library Journal, starred review
“Cummins’s doll-like characters and the happy, single-minded aplomb with which they navigate their world are equally mesmerizing.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review