Q and U Call It Quits by Stef Wade, illustrated by Jorge Martin

Published by Quill Tree Books

Q and U Call It Quits: Wade, Stef, Martin, Jorge: 9780062970688: Amazon.com:  Books
Q and U Call It Quits: Wade, Stef, Martin, Jorge: 9780062970688: Amazon.com:  Books

Summary:  Q and U are the closest of friends until Q starts to notice that U has quite a few other friends, and that Q needs U more than U needs him.  When U announces she needs a break, other letters start to realize how they need some alone time (S to L: “You’re slowing me down”; W to R: “We’re just wrong for each other”).  Going solo is fine for a while, but when things start to fall apart, U realizes her mistake and apologizes to Q.  Other letters follow suit, and the world is restored to normalcy.  Although once in a while, Q and U still spend a few quiet–or silent–moments apart.  32 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  Not only is this a great friendship story, but it is perfect for introducing beginning readers to letter combinations and the sounds they make.  Fun for everyone.
Cons:  Seems like Q could have gotten a little break from U by visiting Qatar or practicing some qigong.

August 23, 2021 at 06:00PM Janet Dawson