Sunday, December 17, 2017

Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre - ADVISABLE

Lefebvre, Jason Too Much Glue, illustrated by Zac Retz.  PICTURE BOOK. Flashlight Press, 2013.  $17. 9781936261277

Matty is part of a very adventurous family, so when the art teacher tells him to be careful with the glue, he can’t help but use all the glue he can get his hands on.  And for the final decoration he adds – himself!  Now however, the glue is not dry and its almost time to go home.  His friends try all kind of creative solutions to free him, but nothing seems to work.  What will Matty’s Dad say when he comes to pick him up. 

Now – you can take this book two ways.  You can revel in the silliness of the story or you can be mad at the ineffective adults and the seeming lack of visible parenting skills.  I choose to celebrate the goofiness of it all and enjoy the mess that Matty got himself into and his dad’s creative solution to the problem.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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