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Sticky

Sticky

About the Book

Author: Anna Doherty

Age Range: 3-5 Years

Publisher: Scholastic

Price: £6.99, paperback

Review

Sticky tape. It’s incredibly useful stuff, but it can also be incredibly frustrating, adhering to whatever it happens to come into contact with, regardless of whether you want it to or not.

The hapless cast of woodland creatures in Anna Doherty’s very funny Sticky learn that lesson the hard way.

Badger is to blame: determined to wrap a birthday gift for a friend, he soon finds himself in something of a pickle with no clear solution.

He has no shortage of friends – Deer, Rabbit, Mouse and Fox, Snake and Bear – to give him a ‘hand’; but while they all approach the task with the best of intentions, each successive intervention only seems to make matters worse.

Ultimately, it’s down to the gift’s recipient, Owl, to save the day – and he’s got just the tool to help him do it.

The wonderfully energetic and characterful illustrations that depict the unfolding disaster are the stars of the show here, delighting on every read-through, whether you’re aged four or 40.

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