Nope (Hardcover)

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A young bird faces high anxiety about flight! This story is mostly told through the expressive characters and art, as the older bird loses patience with the younger's hesitations towards making the big leap to flying. In thought bubbles, the younger bird imagines rapidly escalating scary reasons against jumping (the forest could transform into an alligator-packed swamp!), before the older gives up and pushes the younger bird, who immediately flies with success--what first seemed so scary was nothing to worry about at all! The cartoonish, highly expressive art and the minimal text (sound effects, and single words like "Nope!" which will be fun for young listeners to shout along with) make this book about overcoming irrational anxieties an enjoyable read-aloud for young kids.

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A nurturing mama bird, a fearful baby, and a nest in a tall, tall tree. Ready, set, soar? Nope

Sweetly and humorously told, here is a sparkling debut about the joys that come from embracing new experiences, written and illustrated by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Drew Sheneman.

About the Author

Drew Sheneman has been drawing professionally since 1998 and amateurishly since he could hold a crayon. He's a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work appears in newspapers across the country. His cartoons have won a bunch of awards, and his mom thinks he's handsome. Drew lives in New Jersey with his wife, daughter, and large collection of comic books. Nope! is his first book for children. To learn more, please visit
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101997314
ISBN-10: 1101997311
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English