Book Review: Stick by Steve Breen

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Breen has created one of the most charming, delightful frog adventures since Mercer Mayer’s series featuring the Boy and His Frog.

In Stick, we meet an independent young frog who decides to catch lunch on his own.  Unfortunately, his aim is a little off and instead of a sweet little mosquito, he finds himself attached to a powerhouse dragonfly.  Off they go on a series of hilarious adventures with priceless, perfect visual jokes.

Not one image is wasted: every detail is involved in the storytelling, which promises that little readers will not soon tire of exploring this book — there is always some delightful new detail to discover.

The text is minimal, since the perfection of the illustrations leaves little needed.  By far, the quality of the illustrations is superior to many books geared to youngsters, which guarantees that anyone who picks up this book will enjoy it thoroughly, regardless of age.
Stick
written and illustrated by Steve Breen
New York : Dial Books For Young Readers, 2006.
ISBN 9780803731240.

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4 Comments

  1. pandemonic said,

    January 16, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I remember Mercer Mayer well.

  2. Ina said,

    January 16, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I always loved Mercer Mayer. I read her (his?) works to my own kids and will look into this to share with the grandbabies.

  3. shadodottir said,

    January 16, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Believe me, this book is one you and the kids will laugh over and enjoy every time you sit down to “read” it — no words, so it’s just a visual feast and a lot of good laughs.

  4. An said,

    March 6, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    You have a good website!


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