Uncles and Antlers

with audio recording

Illustrated by Brian Floca

About The Book

Once a year,
every year,
the seven uncles gather.
Shaggy coats,
scarves of red.
Two tall antlers
on each head.

Is it their niece
they've come to see?
Surely, yes.

Is it their job
they've come to do?
Most definitely.

And is she eager
to join in the fun?
Absolutely!
Here is a playful tribute
to a famous team
of eight relatives who, once a year, every
year, bring delight to children.

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don’t Bite People and People Share with People, both illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at LisaWheelerBooks.com.

About The Illustrator

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Locomotive, winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; and Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 2014)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481435680
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 3 - 6

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Awards and Honors

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

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