Perfect Picture Book Friday! How Do You Say I Love You, Dewey Dew? by Leslie Staub


I live on the east coast of the US and we had quite a winter storm last week. It wasn’t so much the snow but the wind wreaked havoc in our area. Roads around our area were closed for days (some still are) because of trees that were felled and the trees brought  down power lines with them. Anyway, I was knocked out of commission since Wednesday and let me tell you – I have a new appreciation for indoor plumbing. I am now catching up on all my “missed work” so I will be posting multiple posts today and tomorrow. 🙂


Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a cute book.

How Do You Say I Love You, Dewey Dew?
Written by Leslie Staub
Illustrated by Jeff Mack
40 pages – ages 5+

Published by Boyds Mill Press on October 31, 2017

Theme/Topic- Friendship/Love/Acceptance
Genre- Fiction
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “Click-Clack Waddle-Waddle Dot-Dot Dewey Dew from Planet Eight Hundred Seventy-Two Point Nine was starting to love life on Earth. Except he could not pronounce the word- LOVE.

Synopsis from Publisher: “Click-Clack Waddle-Waddle Dot-Dot Dewey Dew is back in this sequel to Time For (Earth) School, Dewey Dew. Dewey is starting to love life on Earth, and he’d be happy to tell everyone, but there’s just one problem: he can’t pronounce the word love. This makes things difficult, especially when a classmate teases him. With the help of his understanding classmates and his teacher, Dewey finally succeeds in declaring his love for Earth and his friends.

What I Thought- This was a sweet little book, filled with warm illustrations and even warmer sentiments. Staub has written a simple book that strikes true with the readers, including topics such as friendship, bullying, acceptance, and, most importantly, love. Mack’s illustrations go perfectly with the story, the soft pastel accentuating everything Staub generates. I really like how the entire book just fits together perfectly.

Activities and Resources- There is a nice resource from for teachers about teaching acceptance and compassion HERE!

There is a great list of activities about love from HERE!

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Categories: Age 1-5, Age 6-9, Perfect Picture Book Friday

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4 replies

  1. Just ordered this!

  2. Glad you survived the storm. It is amazing what we take for granted! A cute book!!

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