Yuck, A Love Story facts for kids
The plot of Yuck, A Love Story centres on a young boy named Austin, who is upset that a girl named Amy is moving into the house next door. Feigning disinterest in Amy, Austin nevertheless wants to impress her. She is hard to impress, although he wears a superhero costume and builds a life-size statue of an Apatosaurus in her yard using Popsicle sticks. He tells his friend Sternberg that Amy is "yucky". He lassos the Moon to give to her as a birthday present, but it drags him to the Arctic before he can wrangle it back home. The Moon proves to be made of smelly blue cheese, which causes both Austin and Amy to say "Yuck" and decide they would prefer to have birthday cake.
- Winner of the 2000 Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration
- Finalist for the CBA Illustrator of the Year Award
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