Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat

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Read Are We There Yet? Online Free - Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime!
"Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you'll never look at being bored the same way again.

Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.

Title : Are We There Yet?
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ISBN : 0316199990
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


David rated it ★★★☆☆

November 18, 2016

Each year I and my family read and rate all the Goodreads picture book nominees. This one is nominated for 2016. I make a few comments and then add their separate ratings and their comment. There's 15 and this is the tenth being rated. My rating might be somewhat influenced by the family, natural...

Colby rated it ★★★★★

October 24, 2015

Dan Santat is a picture book Jeti Master.

Agne rated it ★★★★☆

April 30, 2017

The illustrations are gorgeous, as always :) Are We There Yet? is also very innovative: 1) It is literally "full of twists and turns" as the story requires the reader to turn the book upside down. 2) One of the minor characters, a robot, speaks in QR codes, and if you scan them, you can see the "tra...

Beth rated it ★★★★★

April 28, 2016

When taking a road trip, especially one to Grandma's house, the drive can seem endless. To the point where time doesn't just stand still... it moves backwards. All I can say about this book is that Dan Santat is a genius. This book is cray... And I mean that in the best possible way. From time mov...

Hannah rated it ★★★★★

April 14, 2016

Time, when you are a kid, seems to move at an extended pace. Especially when you are bored. Especially when you are bored on a road trip. Santat’s genius new book plays with this concept the least boring way possible. A boy is on a road trip with his parents to his grandmother’s birthday party, a...

Christine rated it ★★★★★

April 14, 2016

Another fantastic book by Dan Santat. I love the fact that the robot speaks in QR codes, that give you the translation of what he is saying when you scan them!! I just read it to several of my classes and wanted to add their feedback. K & 1st grade were a bit too young to appreciate the fact t...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2016

Absolutely terrific! Parents and children alike will recognize the familiar "Are we there yet?" refrain of bored backseat riders. Dan Santat's latest picture book offers an alternative - a wonderful adventure awaits travelers who utilize the power of imagination. Not only are there twists and tur...

Mike rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2016

Dan Santa's innovative use of format reignites the magic of the page flip.

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2015

Well, LBYR cemented its place in my heart and earned the first two 2016 favorites designation. And, so did Dan Santat. I have been a fan of his work forever but Beekle and Are We There Yet are his best work ever. Are We There Yet? captured the universality of the boring family car ride and the ri...

Paul rated it ★★★★★

May 05, 2016

Most of us have had the experience of a long road-trip. The first hour or so is fun but after the initial excitement fades time....slowwwsss....downnnnn. Dan Santat takes that feeling of time slowing to a standstill and takes it a step further- time starts moving backwards! Plenty of themes and p...

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