Thunder Boy JrBook - 2016
From Library Staff
Thunder Boy Jr. struggles to express his own identity in order to be more than a mini version of father. Love and humor show the way.
SFPL_Kids Nov 16, 2016
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.
SFPL_PortolaLib May 16, 2016
Touching depiction of a son's love for his father. Amazing artwork. This librarian is very glad we have this book in our collection at SFPL!
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Thunder Boy Smith Jr. loves his dad, Thunder Boy Smith Sr., aka Big Thunder. But he doesn’t like sharing a name with his dad, and he really doesn’t like the nickname that comes with it, Little Thunder. “That nickname makes me sound like a burp or fart,” he complains. So Thunder Boy Jr. starts brainstorming ideas for his new name, and tries to figure out how to talk to his dad about his feelings.
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