"The power of teamwork becomes the people's power, all wrapped in a cheerful romp.”
A read-aloud gem about teamwork and togetherness from New York Times bestselling author Adam Rex!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Well, what if the answer was: ALL OF THEM! When a bird narrowly escapes the clutches of a hungry cat, a nearby crab admires the bird's ability to fly, while the bird admits a longtime yearning for claws. And, just like that, they team up. Pretty soon, the team includes every animal in the forest who's ever wanted someone else's special trait. But how will these animals stop humans from destroying the forest for a megamall? It's going to take claws, wings, and Congress together to be truly Unstoppable! Laura Park's bright, comic illustrations pair with bestselling author Adam Rex's laugh-out-loud text in this hilarious and insightful picture book about celebrating the ways you're unique, and using all your resourcefulness—and just a smidge of politics—to save the day.
• Unstoppable! provides a timely lesson on the glories of diversity and the power of working together.
• Perfect read-aloud book for children interested in animals, the environment, and political action
For fans of Nothing Rhymes with Orange, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, The Wolf the Duck and The Mouse, and Penguin Problems.
Adam Rex is an author, illustrator, and author-illustrator known for his books including The Dirty Cowboy, School's First Day of School, and The True Meaning of Smekday, which was adapted into the DreamWorks film Home in 2014. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Laura Park is a cartoonist, illustrator, and enthusiastic baker from Chicago currently living in France.
★“[Features] the page turn of the year. . . . Park masterfully leverages comical expressions in her characters, despite their simple design. While Rex’s humor will certainly appeal to adults, children will also delight in the over-the-top absurdity, even while absorbing a nice lesson on cooperation and, in a way, activism. Ridiculously fun.”
—Booklist, starred review
★"[A]n adorably goofy graphic aesthetic. . . . [N]ot only funny . . . and beautiful to look at, with a clean, bold design and exuberant typography—it also hints at collaboration’s role in effecting change. If “UNSTOPPABLE” suddenly starts ringing through playgrounds across the nation, this fetching fractured fable is probably the reason why."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The illustrations, done in a collagelike style that combines simple shapes, deftly play with visual sequencing and wonderfully expressive characters to cleverly set up the story. . . . The power of cooperation reaches its zenith in a satisfying, high-spirited conclusion. . . . The power of teamwork becomes the people's power, all wrapped in a cheerful romp.”
“[E]ngaging and humorous. Introducing the picture book crowd to a bit of knowledge about who is in charge of passing laws, [Unstoppable] will also delight adults in its depiction of our government.”
—School Library Journal
“In Unstoppable, Adam Rex's message goes down nice and easy as he keeps the banter fast and furious and the laughs front and center. . . . This extravagantly absurd picture book centers on some lakefront animals who unite (in more than one sense) to stop ecological disaster. A special illustrator's prize should be awarded to Laura Park. . . a good match for Rex. . . who proves with Unstoppable that his gift for crafting sense-making absurdity is undiminished. Let's hear it for Lauradrexpark!”