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What's all the arguing about? There are plenty of Hueys to go around in this hilarious story from the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit!



The Hueys are back! Oliver Jeffers' jelly bean-shaped creatures may look the same, think the same, and even do the same things, but that doesn’t ...
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Overview

What's all the arguing about? There are plenty of Hueys to go around in this hilarious story from the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit!



The Hueys are back! Oliver Jeffers' jelly bean-shaped creatures may look the same, think the same, and even do the same things, but that doesn’t mean they always agree. The only problem is, they can’t seem to agree on what they disagreed on in the first place! Which ultimately leads to an even bigger disagreement! Confused? Well, so are the Hueys. Which only adds to the fun and hilarity.



Anyone who has ever had to referee an argument among siblings or friends will appreciate the absurdity Oliver Jeffers reveals in the every-day trials of getting along.



Oliver Jeffers is the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Stuck, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, This Moose Belongs to Me, Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star, The Heart in the Bottle (which is also a highly-acclaimed iPad app narrated by Helena Bonham Carter) and many more. He is also the ilustrator of the mega-selling The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt. His books have won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, and the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year.




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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/09/2013
Jeffers’s first book about the Hueys quietly extolled the virtues of nonconformity; with equal subtlety (and a touch of dark humor) he explores disagreement in this sequel. “The thing about the Hueys,” Jeffers writes of his egg-shaped, stick-legged crew, “was that most of the time they got along.” But when they fight—Jeffers depicts their argument as a joint speech bubble filled with scribbles, scrawls, storm cloud, hammer, and skull-and-crossbones—it’s up to a Huey named Gillespie to set things right. What’s his trick? Distraction. “Want to see a dead fly?” he asks, and everyone does, naturally. A stylish and sophisticated story that reminds readers that some fights aren’t worth having. Ages 3–5. (Jan.)
Oliver Jeffers
“Jeffers’ expert variation of scale and color keep each page full of energy.”—The New York Times Book Review on STUCK
Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-23
The Hueys are back, and this time they're testy. Jeffers opens his latest story about a cast of stick-limbed, jelly-bean–shaped, multicolored characters with the line: "The thing about the Hueys… / …was that most of the time they got along." With this setup, the art on the next page then illustrates a time when they don't. Jeffers eschews background detail and places the Hueys on empty white or monochromatic pages with just scribbled indications of ground and shadow as they stand about talking. The fearlessly spare setting enables the Hueys' simple forms to stand out; speech balloons visually describe their mounting anger. (These are filled first with whimsical flying creatures and objects, then with expressive abstract scribbling to indicate anger and finally with hand-lettered script.) Finally, when a Huey named Gillespie happens upon the scene and asks, "What are you fighting for?" the conflict escalates as one after another denies blame, which gives rise to the book's title. Gillespie, a peacemaker to his Huey core, persists and asks, "WHAT ARE you Fighting ABOUT?" This stumps his peers, and a page drained of all color captures the chagrined silence of this shift in the story. Not one to gloat or rub his cohorts' faces in their pettiness, Gillespie quickly distracts his pals with an enticing invitation: "want to SEE a DEAD Fly?" And who wouldn't? Want to SEE a GOOD Book? Read this one. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101628096
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Hueys Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 924,977
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include the #1 bestseller The Day the Crayons QuitHow to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and DownStuck, a New York Times bestseller; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, also a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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