On the Way Home
Published by: NubeOcho
40 Pages, 10.00 x 10.70 in, Color illustrations throughout
- Published: May 2021
A little girl and her grandpa come across a monkey, an alligator, a zebra, a tiger and a hippo. They will swing, dance, tap and bounce together on their way back home.
Young audiences will be happy to yell them out when they’re not giggling at the sight of gray-bearded Grandpa gamely swinging by his knees, jumping, splashing, and pumping iron along with his apple-cheeked companion in Vasko’s big, exuberant paintings. Closing, fittingly enough, with a double-page animal rumpus, this high-energy outing offers rousing surprises with nearly every page turn.--Kirkus
This is great for younger kids, who will definitely be visually stimulated by the bright colors, and I'd recommend it for parents of children who love wild animals! Overall, it was a lot of fun, a quick read, and I enjoyed it.---Netgalley-Reviewer
Digital art with collage textures in bright colors complements the zany antics nicely. Young readers will enjoy trying to predict what the next animal will get the girl and her grandpa to do, and the repetitive refrain – “So we did.” / “¡Súper increíble!” – would be fun to say out loud together. Onomatopoeia enlivens the text as well. I found the depiction of the grandpa in a green fedora, pointy beard and round, black glasses charming. This would be fun for grandparents to read with their grandkids.---Youth Services Book Review