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Acclaimed author/illustrator Daniel Miyares returns to the sweet, nostalgic tone of his beloved illustrated book, Float, in this gorgeous, spare picture book about making a new friend.There’s a new boy in the neighborhood, and he’s up to something very curious. His next door neighbor, a girl his age with two long braids, peeps around corners and watches as he scavenges wooAcclaimed author/illustrator Daniel Miyares returns to the sweet, nostalgic tone of his beloved illustrated book, Float, in this gorgeous, spare picture book about making a new friend.There’s a new boy in the neighborhood, and he’s up to something very curious. His next door neighbor, a girl his age with two long braids, peeps around corners and watches as he scavenges wood from the fence between their houses, drags around a hammer and a bucket of nails, and reads a book about living in trees. When she finally works up the courage to say “hi,” she finds herself invited to help build the private getaway every child has dreamed of: a tree house. She also finds herself with a new best friend....

Title : That Neighbor Kid
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ISBN : 9781481449793
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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That Neighbor Kid Reviews

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    2018-10-09 07:49

    Why do we need this book? Trees died for this? Crappy illustrations tell a trite, hackneyed little story - predictable and dull without any development of significance. There are exactly two words in the book - and both of them are "Hi." I wanted to throw it across the room. Compare this nonsense to how the amazing wordless trilogy by Aaron Becker (Journey, Quest, Return) does girl-meets-boy.

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    2018-10-04 12:48

    Love Miyares' work. Love this wordless picture book featuring friendship and collaboration at the core of the book.

  • Jillian Heise
    2018-10-06 11:27

    Fantastic! Love Miyares' books, & this is another stunning wordless gem to share with students. Love the message, love the story, love the illustrations and use of spot color.

  • Kifflie
    2018-10-02 07:50

    This is a lovely, mostly wordless picture book about a girl who is curious about the new boy in her neighborhood and his fascination with building a tree house. Miyares's artwork is so gentle, yet full of wonderful details.

  • Niki Marion
    2018-10-15 06:28

    I adore how Miyares uses the tree as both visual barrier and connective tissue that facilitates the burgeoning friendship between two neighbor kids. In one spread, branches reach and beckon to the new neighbor as the tree straddles the gutter. Miyares also employs verticality and horizontality as visual metaphors for connection. One character literally disassembles a fence to use its tall boards to build a tree house, beginning with horizontal ladder steps nailed up the tree trunk. After the new neighbor follows a potential friend up the tree, a page turn brings the reader to a beautiful spread that features each child in profile, appearing directly out of the left and right edges of the spread. Miyares frames this illustration so the trunk of the tree is just below the bottom edge and so the negative space in the bottom of the gutter highlights how the tree's thicker branches curve towards each child as its smaller ones connect across the top of the gutter. (Butchering this description but look it up, it's truly lovely visually & metaphorically.) Then color comes into play in the hitherto greyscale palette, and the two neighbors work together to construct the tree house, while having a bit of fun amidst their productivity. The final spread is a reverse mirror image of the first full page spread and reiterates the two neighbors' newfound friendship, with the tree cozily crossing the gutter.

  • Danielle
    2018-09-30 11:48

    A short, beautiful song of a book.

  • Ana Calabresi
    2018-10-07 13:25

    Gorgeously illustrated.

  • Margie
    2018-09-25 09:26

    Even if you have a fear of heights, once you arrive and enter everything changes. The small space, four walls with perhaps a single door, a single window and a roof to keep out the weather, is a place where memories lasting a lifetime are created. Wishes are spoken aloud. Promises are made. Secrets are voiced.When this haven is constructed by hand and with help, its value increases. That Neighbor Kid (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 9, 2017) written and illustrated by Daniel Miyares is about the art of reaching out and receiving. Taking chances can lead to a far greater joy than believed is possible.My full recommendation:

  • Desiree
    2018-09-20 11:22

    What is the new neighbor doing? One inquisitive girl gathers her courage to find out. She discovers the new neighbor is building a tree house and offers her help. The illustrations in this book are used brilliantly to show both the careful building of a tree house and a friendship. At the beginning of the story the illustrations are black and white. As the story progresses and the friendship grows subtle hints of color are introduced into the narrative. Good book for book walks and one on one reading.

  • Roben
    2018-10-13 08:39

    In this almost wordless book, a young girl watches a neighbor boy take apart a wooden fence. She follows him to see what he is up to and discovers he is building a treehouse. She offers to help - he seems unsure at first but then welcomes her - and a new friendship is born. This is a beautiful book that is illustrated in black and white until the first glimmer of friendship appears - and the illustrator adds a bit of color to each page as the friendship grows.

  • Earl
    2018-10-10 08:28

    In this nearly wordless picture book, a curious girl wonders what the neighbor boy is up to. Not only does she find an answer but a new friendship as well.

  • Nick Somsavanh
    2018-10-14 11:22

    That Neighbor Kid (2017) is a wordless picture book written and illustrated by Daniel Miyares that tells the visual story of a young boy moving into a neighborhood and reading a book on Living in Trees in his new backyard. Unbeknownst to the young male, his new neighbor, a young girl around the same age, spies on him from a far and continually progresses closer to him as he begins building his tree house. While he attempts to build the tree house, he finds himself confused by the instructions in the book, only to get bailed out and helped from the neighborhood girl. Together, they start working on the tree house while also building a budding friendship. Not the entire book is wordless as there is a two page spread of the two meeting face to face and greeting each other with "Hi." However, the rest of the book reads like a silent movie shown in widescreen; interestingly enough, most of the color palette of this book is made up of a spectrum of grays. This changes when the two new friends start building the tree house and brighter colors (orange, reds, yellows) are introduced to help show the blossoming of both characters' worlds. The book can be read by an adult to a developing young reader or be read independently by any Pre-K to 2nd grader for fun/leisure and to help with their own visual literacy. Even without words, the book should help young students develop ways to recognize the flow and beats of a story.

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2018-09-23 13:24

    Miyares, Daniel That Neighbor Kid. PICTURE BOOK. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017. $17.99. Content: G.In this nearly-wordless picture book, a new boy moves into the neighborhood. Through watching him, the girl next-door realizes that he is trying to build a treehouse -- and struggling mightily. Thanks to her kindness and her construction skills, the boy makes a new friend and a solid treehouse.This is a lovingly-illustrated tale of budding friendship. The wordlessness fits the shy, awkward feelings that come in a new relationship, and the selective colors are a beautiful touch. I also love that the girl is the one with the construction skills, thus defying stereotypes and encouraging STEM projects for both boys and girls. All in all, a nice story that will likely leave readers satisfied and perhaps even inspired.Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

  • Monica Lomeli
    2018-09-25 10:24

    Impression: Relate-able and creates a heart warming feeling.mImpact: Readers can connect to the characters, especially young readers who might not have good comprehension but still enjoy books. Constructive Opinion: Even though it only had One word, I thought this book was very cute and creates a warm heart feeling of friendship. Two Design Elements: Light grey, white color scheme start with a senseless feeling, when a cute friendship is built the heart colors up.A dull start that leads to building a cute friendship that brings color to a character who was afraid to make friends. Created with water color, the literature of the story is told in very clean drawings. Well suited to tale about a lovingly handcraft with the help of the neighbor.

  • Goshen PL Childrens
    2018-10-16 08:29

    At this point it is a given that every book in our wordless book shelf is also on our staff favorites shelf. That's just the way it is, I don't make the rules. There is something about them that is so enchanting. I think it is a mix of the simple, yet engaging story and the the detailed, yet subtle illustrations. This is a wonderful story of building a tree house and discovering new friends. There really isn't much more than that, but there doesn't need to be. A book is only called on to tell one story, and this one tells that one story very well.Pay attention to the leaves throughout, and notice what they add to the story.

  • Bmack
    2018-09-24 09:43

    This is beautifully illustrated wordless book. It starts out with pencil drawings of a reading a book in the back yard and we see part of a moving truck next door. The next two pages show the boy upside down in the tree still looking at his book, "Living in Trees" while a little girl peaks over the fence. As the story progresses the little girl watches the boy start to construct a treehouse and eventually climbs the tree with her hammer. As they work together to construct the treehouse the illustrator adds colorful leaves and then more color as their friendship deepens. Really nicely done!

  • Jana
    2018-10-18 08:48

    In this nearly wordless picture book, the reader sees a lovely friendship develop through the construction of a treehouse. The book opens with a moving truck in front of a house. There are two shy neighbors peeking at each other. As the boy starts to build a treehouse from the boards in the fence, the girl comes and starts helping. I'm assuming the boy gets the proper permission before he starts ripping the fence apart... Anyway, I love the way the author tells this whole narrative with few words (they each say "hi") and illustrations with a limited palette (only a few of the tree leaves and the paint have color).

  • Great Books
    2018-09-30 10:49

    A gentle, nearly wordless story of a new friendship. As the moving truck pulls away the new girl to the neighborhood glimpses and eventually approaches, her new neighbor, a young boy planning a treehouse. As the companionship grows the treehouse is completed and a friendship begun! The story ends with the friends waving to each other from their rooms with the treehouse between their houses. The black and white illustrations are soft, with coloring gradually added as the story develops. A charming tale of "newly built" friendship.Reviewer #15

  • Margaret Boling
    2018-10-03 10:32

    11/24/2017 ** A lovely (nearly) wordless picture book which begins in black & white with increasing color as the friendship develops. I appreciated the flip in gender roles - the girl helping the boy improve the tree house. I was thrown out of the story by the girl's jumper (dress) and the really elaborate treehouse they built.Caldecott ?? - I don't see what this book does that's innovative or different from past books. I don't think it will be the winner.I chose to read this book because it was on several Mock Caldecott 2018 lists.

  • Fromwordstoworlds
    2018-09-17 06:30

    Daniel Miyares, author and illustrator of the beautiful Float, returns with another silent, tender story about friendship. Two neighbours, a busy boy and a shy girl, experience the natural stages of friendship. As the boy is up to something, the girl, led by curiosity observes him from a distance. Slowly she approaches, shows interest and helps him build a house tree.Colours and light complete the grey of the first pages as the two children discover the meaning of true friendship.

  • Mary Dewley
    2018-10-07 09:40

    The pictures speak for themselves! The inky drawings subtly begin to incorporate color as a somewhat shy girl becomes friends with the new boy next door when she discovers that he is building a tree fort. She offers to help and their friendship blossoms and color begins to fill the sky and lighten the shadows, until the end, when they are both in bed and we see only the glow from the light of their windows, making that connection in the darkness.

  • Darinda
    2018-09-24 11:36

    A new boys moves to the neighborhood, and a neighborhood girl watches him with interest. He's reading a book about living in trees, scavenging boards, and carrying a bucket of nails. She gets the courage to say "Hi" and a new friendship is born. One that involves the childhood fun of a tree house. A great wordless picture book. I loved the artwork. Mainly black and white, with color introduced as the story progresses.

  • Linda
    2018-09-18 13:41

    A “nearly” wordless picture book that’s such fun to follow, then to celebrate the end. One young girl moves into a neighborhood and notices a boy reading in a tree. She peeks in, also sees a project, and then that he is struggling with his plans. What happens then will make readers smile. Sometimes friendships are made with successful collaborations! Illustrations slowly have color as the story emerges.

  • Amy
    2018-10-14 11:40

    Using this for one of our Mock Caldecott contenders. Interesting how my 2nd graders initially get “frustrated” when a book doesn’t have text and they have to rely on visual clues and their own perceptions to tell the story. But this book really had them! A beautiful message of how friendships can bring color to your life.

  • Keeley
    2018-09-18 11:50

    Caldecott Read! I'll preface my review by saying that I do not think this is worthy of the Caldecott. That said, I did really enjoy this one! I am warming to wordless picture books- and this one helped! The art is so well done that the children's faces were more than expressive enough to tell the story. I love the colors growing along with their friendship- a very sweet and imaginative book.

  • Kelly
    2018-09-28 14:24

    This is a wordless book that has beautiful illustrations. The illustrations are done in black and white and tell the story of a boy who is new in the neighborhood. The neighbor girl is curious about him, and as the friendship grows, a little bit of color appears on the page. It's a lovely little story and book.

  • Lynn
    2018-09-29 11:32

    Almost wordless story of a new friendship, but the title seems awkward for the story as nothing in the story supports it. Not clear if the neighbor kid is the new kid or the one who lived their.What is original is how the color softly starts on the leaves part way through, then increases and spreads as their friendship increases. Otherwise, ink & watercolor illustrations are gray and white.

  • D. Field
    2018-10-10 11:36

    I really enjoyed the illustrations. The color slowly increased as the children became friends. I like the idea that friendship adds color to our lives and whether this was the author/illustrators intention or not it is a lovely idea. I do wish there had been a few more words to go with such nice illustrations.

  • CarolVanhook
    2018-09-18 06:23

    Such a positive read! There is a new kid on the block! As the story progresses, a neighborly friendship between two children blossoms. Trust and support develop as the two build a friendship. The artwork colors, more and more on each page, as the story progresses. Such a nice technique. A great story to share with our youth.

  • Laura G
    2018-10-14 12:34

    Beautifully illustrated nearly wordless book about friendship. As they warm up to each other, the black and white drawings begin to incorporate some soft colors. At the rnd, in a black and white drawing, their waves from their respective bedrooms are the only light on the page. End papers go from grey to soft yellow as well.