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Sticky Burr by John Lechner
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May 22, 08

bookshelves: graphic-novels, lis-565, childrens
Read in May, 2008

A humorous graphic novel about a forest burr, who stands out in his village because he's nice, not prickly like Scurvy Burr and his bullying friends. Through courage and cleverness, and some help from his insect friends, Sticky Burr manages to save the day. With bright cartoon illustrations and snappy dialogue, this book is a series of quick bursts of action and adventure. Kids might not pick up on some of the subtleties in the smaller cartoon panels, and some of the plot elements seem contrived or superficial. Even though the overarching theme of being yourself is made glaringly obvious, most kids (both girls and boys) will find something to like in this little story. Best for ages 7-10.

Summary from SPL: "Sticky Burr is on the verge of being kicked out of his village in Burrwood Forest because he is not prickly enough to suit some of the other burrs, but when the village is attacked by wild dogs, Sticky Burr and his friends come to the rescue."

Positively reviewed in SLJ and Booklist.
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