Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss

Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss

Abstract: A young boy's fascination with pigeons soon erupts into a full-blown chase around Central Park, across the Brooklyn Bridge, through a fancy restaurant, and into the sky.

Toon Books, 2009.

8 comments:

Kara Schaff Dean, the Yankeerat said...

One of my favorite of the Toon books! I loved finding the famous cartoon characters scattered throughout the book :)

Kim said...

We love the Toon books in our house. they appeal to a wide range of readers of this was no exception. There's a lot to look at in this story. I find my early reader spending as much time reading as actively looking at the pictures and just overall highly engaged in the story.

Kris said...

Last year I had trouble liking the comic-style early readers, but I liked this one. The text seems to be easier to navigate than others I've seen.

And, I too enjoyed looking for the cartoon characters. Having adult appeal makes it more likely to be read WITH an adult.

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

I loved this - seemed like it would have real appeal to kids. I'm glad that the Geisel committee will consider these graphic novels as Easy Readers! Too bad Cybils won't...

Jen said...

This one didn't click for me-- there was so much running past various people and animals that I was done before the book was. It felt like a really long one trick pony. I can see that it would have appeal though.

Sarah said...

Luke on the Loose is packed with action that children would enjoy. I especially liked seeing the different parts of New York City and how Luke ran around in his own world amidst the busy-ness of the adult crowds.

Sara said...

Luke on the Loose makes New York City accessible and fun for children. Luke's adventures show the diversity of the city and the range of caring adult responses he encounters. The book presents a clear conflict and a smooth (and funny for adults) resolution. Luke could easily appeal to a wide range of child audiences.

Pumpkin said...

Wow. That is all that I can say. Unbelievably empty of content. Not what I would call a quality early reader by any stretch of the imagination.