The Stories Huey Tells
The Stories Huey Tells
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Annotation: Huey finds it's not so easy being Julian's younger brother. Five short and funny stories that will be a favorite of kids everywhere.
Catalog Number: #285352
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Special Formats: Inventory Sale Inventory Sale Chapter Book Chapter Book
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 1995
Edition Date: 1997
Illustrator: Smith, Roberta,
Pages: 102 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-679-88559-5 Perma-Bound: 0-8479-2232-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-679-88559-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8479-2232-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 94006221
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
for reading aloud. Cameron adds another warm, friendly chapter book to her popular series about Julian and his family. This time the narrator is Julian's younger brother, Huey, who's eager, innocent, vulnerable, and smart. Six-year-old Huey hates it when Julian puts him down (He always acts like nothing I say is important ), but Huey gets his own back when he fools Julian with a clever trick. In a wonderfully messy cooking episode, Huey concocts Banana Spaghetti for his mother's birthday breakfast, and by the time it's ready (with the help of Dad), every ingredient has been taken out of the kitchen cupboard and every appliance has been used. In another episode the family eats in a smart restaurant, and Huey loses his appetite when he sees the trout's head on the plate, with its big, sad eye looking straight at him. Cameron writes with a light touch, and Roberta Smith's lively black-and-white illustrations show the mischief and the love in Huey's happy African American family. Kids everywhere will recognize their fears, dreams, and jokes in Huey's daily adventures. (Reviewed November 15, 1995)
Horn Book
Huey, Julian's younger brother from 'The Stories Julian Tells' (Knopf) and its sequels, is the central character in Cameron's newest book. With her usual rich language, strong sense of childhood angst, and gentle humor, Cameron tells of Huey's growing independence and confidence. Smith's black-and-white pencil illustrations are less successful than Ann Strugnell's drawings in the earlier books.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3--Julian first introduced himself and his loving African American family in Stories Julian Tells (Pantheon, 1981). Here, his younger brother, Huey, picks up the narrative as he describes important events in his life. Throughout these five interconnected stories Huey shines through as a creative and resourceful child who expresses the concerns and feelings of a fairly typical six year old. However, while this new collection addresses childhood concerns with charm and insight, it does not exhibit the same verve, lively humor, and poetic language evident in the first book about Julian. Much of the vivacity in that title emanated from Dad, whose flamboyant character, sensitivity to his children, and sense of humor provided a kind of balance to childhood preoccupations. Here, Cameron focuses almost exclusively on developing Huey's character, which he expresses freely within the bounds set by caring but vaguely defined adults. The format follows that of the earlier books but with less success. Smith's wooden faces in her black-and-white drawings and her static, unimaginative design fail to enliven the text. Nonetheless, youngsters just moving into chapter books may find the oversized print and short selections appealing, and they're sure to relate to Huey's experiences.--Maggie McEwen, Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick, ME
Word Count: 8,968
Reading Level: 3.1
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.1 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 17596 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.5 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q10944
Lexile: 620L
Guided Reading Level: O
Fountas & Pinnell: O

If you loved The Stories Julian Tells, just wait until you meet his younger brother, Huey! This beloved and bestselling chapter book series is all about family, imagination, and friendship! 

It isn't easy being Julian's younger brother. When Huey has bad dreams, Julian says his are scarier. When Huey wants to study animal tracks, Julian says he's too young. But Huey isn't a baby. He's an adventurer, a chef, a tracker, and a scout. And he's about to show Julian—and the world—all that he can do.

Blue light, green light
The rule
Me, Chef Huey
My trip to Africa.

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