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The story (a high five competition where the reader “wins”) is interactive, clever and entertaining. I’d enjoy reading this book a lot more if the illustrations weren’t awful to look at. Totally different style of art than Dragons Love Tacos. I don’t get the aesthetic...it also makes it hard for my toddler to follow along (he has great stamina for listening, but probably doesn’t comprehend everything orally, thus the pictures are critical to support his understanding. Due to the sketch-like quality of these drawings, it’s hard to decipher what’s going on (ex: the elephant doesn’t really look like an elephant).
Adam Rubin is one of the best children’s writers in modern times. This book is proof that he should never have attempted to write in verse. It doesn’t flow at all, the meter is all wrong, and his usual comedy is largely lost because he’s forced into a structure that isn’t for him. A rare miss for this awesome duo.
We're big fans of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. This book rolls right into there style with a ton of comedy and creativity, and this time, it all rhymes! The littlest one doesn't quite grasp it, but she loves the energy and rhythm of the book. My older had a lot of fun of creating his own high five, as the book suggests. One downside - both of them have become high five fanatics, high-fiving over the most mundane and routine activities.
Daddy made waffles? High five. Going to the park? High Five. Absolutely nothing happens? High Five.
We're getting used to the fact that our kids are high five champions. You will too.
This book is great! I love all the books by this author because they’re so funny and cute. But this story is just hilarious! I was reading it to my son and when he started to get squirmy and lose attention (he’s only 1) my husband made me finish the book for him! I can’t wait for my son to get older and really appreciate these books, I know they’ll be his favorites!
This book is silly and engaging. The idea and interactiveness of the story makes it a winner. The colors are vibrant with a simple repetitive story easy for kids to follow. I wish there was more gender ambiguity or female language used, but that is across the board in books for me.
This book is so fun and engaging. My 5-year-old loves it. (We have all Rubin's other books too and are fans.) Read this book to your kiddo in your best sports play-by-play announcer voice. You won't regret it.
Heard great reviews on this book and was looking forward to sharing it with the grandkids. They showed little interest in the book even after I encouraged them to do high fives. Tried it on all four of them aged three to six with no success.