Thunder Boy Jr.
  • Thunder Boy Jr.
  • Thunder Boy Jr.
  • Thunder Boy Jr.
ISBN: 0316013722
EAN13: 9780316013727
Language: English
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.47" H x 9.84" L x 9.84" W
Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son.

Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal that's all his own. Dad is known as big Thunder, but little thunder doesn't want to share a name. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.

But just when Little Thunder thinks all hope is lost, dad picks the best name.Lightning Their love will be loud and bright, and together they will light up the sky.

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   Pure Sherman
I love pretty much everything that this man does. So fun to see him grow up and change as an author. There are few picture books for children about Native Americans and I need them in my classroom. Merciful for this heartwarming story about a child seeking his own identity and the strength of the family. Excellent service.
   Thunder struck
This book, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, inspires me to seek out more of her work.
   Sherman Alexie is one of our favorite authors and this is a terrific story that works ...
Sherman Alexie is one of our favorite authors and this is a third story that works well for comparison with The Name Jar and a boy called slow for my great-elimination.
   Every child read this book
I have been admired Sherman Alexie for his writing and perspective for a long time. I bought this book for my grandson... although they are middle school and beyond picture books, I wanted to introduce them to his unique perspective and skill.
   A Book with A Smile Built in
I have loved Sherman Alexie's work up to this point and Thunder Boy Jr. is icing on the cake. Not only that, but it sets a new child's imagination ablaze, considering small names not only for him or her, but also for others. So glad that this book exists!
   We have fun saying the names together
My five-year-old son asked about native Americans and I wanted to get him a book that showed NA in a contemporary setting. This did this together with pretty illustrations and a really cute message. I have adored it. It made me giggled and my son also laughed throughout it. Book of its own is great.
   A window into Native American lives in poetry!
I did not realize that he was so familiar with Sherman Alexe. He was delighted with the book and the author and will use it in his future teaching. I '' read it myself and found it easy and enjoyed its message.
   Worthwhile message BUT
Good story and well written, BUT I do not allow the use of one of the words in this book and would never read it aloud to my grandson or 400 students that I teach every week. I do not believe that it is a socially acceptable word or if it is, it should not be. I would not recommend it, and is too bad because it is a worthwhile story.
This book starts with the very real feeling that so many children have and then veers into the unreal and absurd. I think that Alexie wrote this book just so that he could add a picture book author to his list of achievements. He should stick to the chapter books.
   Addresses a common kid problem with humor and great illustrations
Thunder Boy, Jr. has a secret. He is named after his father and he wants his own name, preferably one that celebrates something cool he has done, like Touch the Clouds for the time he climbed a mountain or Gravity's best friend for his bike riding skills. While he is trying to figure out how to tell his father that he wants a new name, Dad comes along and suggests that he should be called Lightning from now on. Delighted, Lightning goes with Thunder Boy, Senior to light up the sky. The first page was 40 pages long. Ages 3-7 : Pros Plenty of humor and Yuyi Morales's lively illustrations tell a problem that other children may relate not liking your name. The names and illustrations suggest a native American family, a welcome addition to a picture book collection that should be larger. Also, be aware that the story contains the f-word.