Friday, July 26, 2013

Fiction Friday {Too Much Glue}

This week I have done more pleasure reading (non-school reading) so I only have one book to share with you today for Fiction Friday! 
Too Much Glue is written by Jason Lefebvre and illustrated by Zac Retz.  It is the story of a little boy named Matty who LOVES glue and always uses too much.  Don't we ALL know little Matty's in our classrooms, who always use too much glue? I know I do!  
Summary:  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.
Photo source:  http://zacretz.blogspot.com/2013/06/too-much-glue.html
My favorite line in the story is when Matty's art teacher tells him "Glue raindrops, not puddles!"  Isn't that great?!  I know I will use that saying in the future!  :)  This book is geared towards younger children.  My 3 year old enjoyed reading it with me.  I do think older children would enjoy it as well, though.  There are several examples of onomatopoeia in the text that upper elementary teachers could use for examples.  Overall, Too Much Glue is a cute story!  I think my 5th graders will enjoy it and it will be a great addition to my library!  

The publication date for Too Much Glue is set for September 1, 2013.  It is available at Amazon for pre-order and at Barnes and Noble.  When researching it, I actually found the illustrator's blog. You can find it here if you are interested.  

3 comments :

  1. I've been seeing that book all over Pinterest, it looks adorable! In my class we say, "Dot, dot, not a lot." while using glue. Unfortunately, the battle of Glue vs. Teachers still goes on!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  2. I love it! I am the Scotch tape queen! So much so that my parents told the President of 3M when they met him and he sent a giant box of all of the current 3M products to me at my house (I was in high school!). HAHA! Would love to read this but I teach middle schoolers. So cute!
    ~Amy
    http://middleschoolminions.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm in love with this entire concept! What a fabulous story! Thanks for sharing and linking up. Somehow I missed this on Pinterest. Glad you got some personal readin in too! :)

    Amanda

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