The Almost Terrible Playdate
by Richard Torrey
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2016
A visual delight where illustrations exaggerate the story told in words.
A boy and girl try to figure out what to do together, only each has their own specific, yet very different, ideas. After ‘arguing’ back and forth what they each want to share, they get mad at each other and play alone. But, after a while, that gets boring. They soon start finding small ways they can share playtime and end up having a great time. But they start all over when they meet up again the next day.
A delight to read the words said to each other, watch each child’s body language and read each child’s imaginative thoughts showing what they are really thinking. The illustrations tell the entire story visually.