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Although Matty’s art teacher has warned him that too much glue never dries, Matty loves glue. After all, he and his dad make oodles of glue projects at home. One day during art class, Matty finds the fullest bottles of glue, and the fun begins. With a squeeze and a plop, Matty pours a lake of glue before belly-flopping right in the middle and finds himself stuck to the desk. When Matty’s dad arrives at the school, instead of being mad, he celebrates his son’s creativity and calls him a work of art. With vibrant language and artwork and a wild, silly plot, Too Much Glue is sure to appeal to all children who love to get messy.
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Jason Lefebvre is a children’s librarian at the Holyoke Public Library and a preschool paraprofessional. He lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Zac Retz studied illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he was an editorial illustrator for the RIT Reporters, and the winner of the 2012 RIT Reporter Art Challenge. He has worked as an illustrator, concept artist, character designer, clay modeler, and t-shirt designer. He lives in Manlius, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reminds us to applaud the unique likes and qualities in every individual
Check out that cover! Check out that face! That face is emanating pure heaven. That face belongs to Matty and glue makes him euphoric! At home, he and his dad make glue glasses, glue mustaches and even glue castles, while mom mans the glue gun. Now today at school his teacher is inviting the kids to design their own gluey creation and boy does Matty know how to do that. He's an expert. Easy peasy! Where's that glue - I am ready? That's another great thing about the book, it is told in the first person, through the eyes of Matty, which I love. He ignores the teacher's warning regarding the proper use of the glue. She tells the kids to glue raindrops, not puddles, but Matty whose mind is already in glue-overdrive seeks out the fullest bottle he can find and starts pouring it on...er...out! He squeezes out a lake of the stuff and then adds sequins, sparklers and other countless add-ons. Matty checks out his art project and decides to add on one more thing.....himself! He is just what is needed to make his masterpiece perfect! He's the final touch. He does run into a bit of problem when he discovers he may be a permanent fixture. He cannot remove himself from his work of art. He is totally stuck, unable to peel himself away. The teacher, (who is hyperventilating by now), his classmates, the school nurse and even the school principal are unable to detach him ... he is a 3-D phenomenon rising right out of his creation. Dad arrives and saves the day. Without scolding or getting angry dad surprises everyone with his response to the dilemma. The illustrations are absolutely perfect. They are colourful, vibrant, expressive and full of action. This hilarious book will have you in stitches and eager to read it again and again. This is Lefebvre's debut novel and I hope by he now is well into the writing of his second. You will love this book for sure and have your kids asking, "Is there any glue in our house?"