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by Steve Breen

Published by Dial, 2007
40 pages
ISBN: 0803731248

Ages 4-8

Stick is an independent soul, but he has a lot to learn. Determined to catch his own dinner, the young frog gets carried away—literally—when his tongue latches on to a dragonfly. Steve Breen’s spirited story unfolds primarily through its art, in illustrations that show Stick buffeted from one hilarious twist of fate to another. Breen offers wonderful perspectives in his imaginative visual storytelling, from the multifaceted images of Stick as seen through the dragonfly’s eyes to the comical appearance of two middle-aged travelers as well as a muscled motorcyclist. They all play a role in sending Stick on to the next unexpected leg of an unpredictable journey that brings him, in the end, right back to where he started.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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