What A Trip!

What A Trip From the author and illustrator of HEY AL winner of the Caldecott Medal

  • Title: What A Trip!
  • Author: Arthur Yorinks Richard Egielski
  • ISBN: 9780545036115
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author and illustrator of HEY, AL, winner of the Caldecott Medal

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    1. Rated and reviewed by Dylan, age 7My favorite part was when he ran and tripped and fell into a new dimension. I tried to balance on one leg with my eyes closed and one finger touching my nose the way the boy did in the book but I can't seem to get it right.

    2. Odd yet imaginative book about a kid who thinks he trips into another, pointy dimension while his parents just think he is clumsy. Maybe he's actually in the Twilight Zone, I don't know.I did like the pages that folded into different pictures, those were fun.

    3. Yorinks, Arthur. "What A Trip". Illus. Richard Egielski. Singapore: Michael Di Capua Book, 2008. Print. Picture Book. Age 8-10. This book was about a boy who goes on a odd journey that is in-between a heroine trip and a coming out story and homosexuality. There were many phallic symbols which were quite disturbing. I thought that the literary elements in this book were lacking because of its focus on making the book as trippy as possible. The biggest focus of this book was about the pictures and [...]

    4. Pretty much one of the worst kids books I have ever read. The story is about a little boy named Mel, who trips and falls into another dimension. He escapes and runs home to tell his parents and his father states, "Mel, do something useful. Go wash the car." Later in the book the father tells Mel, "when you grow up, your life can be garbage, just like mine". There are two pages that the reader is asked to fold in half to "make Mel disappear" or "reappear". One kind of works, the other, not at all [...]

    5. What A Trip by Arthur Yorinks is about a young boy who falls into another dimension in which is the same world that he lives in, but all the lines are crazy jagged no circular lines. He goes back to his dimension and tells his parents about the other dimension. Obviously, his parents do no believe him, but he goes on with his life and tries everything he can do to return to this other dimension. I don't think I would read this book to kids because I found the book to be very slow moving and bori [...]

    6. "One day, Mel, an ordinary boy, was walking down Tottenhotten Street, kicking a rock, when he tripped and fell into another dimension." So begins Mel's adventure. When he returns from the "pointy dimension", no one will believe that he has been away: no one at school and certainly not his parents. Mel becomes "obsessed with pointy things". So much so, his parents take him to the doctor, then send him to camp and then, Mel goes to the garbage dump with his father. It is at the dump, that he reent [...]

    7. This is another bizarre book from Yorinks and Egielski. I actually enjoyed this one more than "Hey, Al!" So how often have you had this happen you're walking down the sidewalk, you trip over a rock, and suddenly you find yourself in another dimension, where everything is (wait for it) pointy. Never happened to you? You've lived a charmed life, my friend. Read this book and live vicariously through Mel.

    8. Falling into a different dimension has some interesting possibilities (Van Allsburg has a corner on that market), but this story never really takes off. Seeing on the cover flap that there are two scored pages that fold to reveal new pictures also peaked my interest - when I got to them, I was underwhelmed. I think I've got a pretty high tolerance for offbeat books, but this story and images were just confusing. Pass on this one.

    9. I wonder if the author ever tried to explain to a four year-old what a Dimension is. I tried, in vain, to do so and my son was further upset by parents in the other "pointy" world who looked scary and didn't love their son. Not one I'd recommend to parents.

    10. Mel trips and disappears into the pointy dimension in this chaotic tale of unbelieving parents. Novelty of folding papers over to create two new pictures.

    11. Definitely bizarre. I loved folding the pages together to see different things going on! That was interesting.

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