Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Leaky Story by Devon Stillett -- ADVISABLE

Stillett, Devon The Leaky Story, illustrated by Anil Tortop. PICTURE BOOK. Exisle Publishing Pty Ltd, 2017. $17.99. Content: G.

J.J.'s book is tired of sitting on the shelf, unopened and unloved. So the tale inside begins to swell and drip out onto the carpet. Soon there's an entire story swirling around J.J.'s house, bringing with it pirates and sea creatures and more than a little ocean water. When J.J.'s parents realize what is going on, they join the fight to shove the story back inside. But are they too late?

This is a colorful, imaginative take on fiction coming alive, and it begs for a class discussion on what stories students would most like to realize. Because it is Australian, there are a few very slight variations in language and punctuation, but these are easily explained.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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