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REVIEW: High Five by Adam Rubin


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Title: High Five

Author: Adam Rubin

Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri

Published: April 16, 2019

Theme:  Fun

Character Origin: Animals

Book Type: Picture Book | Pages: 64

Ages: 3-5 | Book Level: — | Lexile Measure: 0590

Synopsis: Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next.

Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.

My thoughts…

This was a really cool book. It’s longer than most picture books but you don’t notice it once you start reading it. I know kids will really enjoy this book. It’s fun and adds an element of entertainment to something so simple–the high five. The text seemed lyrical and the rhyming was amusing. Pretty sure you’ll have some laugh out loud moments too.

Salmieri’s illustrations were spot on and (OH SO) enjoyable. They were reminiscent of thumbing through pages of some of my old coloring books (but WAY better!). I love how Salmieri mixed two colors in his colorings for added detail. This imagery will be quite appealing to a young audience. They will feel a connection with it as they will probably compare it with something that they could have colored themselves [wink]. This is one I’ll keep on my bookshelf for the fun factor.

My rating…