Luke on the Loose: Toon Books Level 2

Luke on the Loose: Toon Books Level 2


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"A great little easy-to-read comic that everyone can enjoy."—Publishers Weekly

In this Junior Library Guild selection, Luke looks at the pigeons while Dad is lost in "boring Daddy talk." Before you know it, Luke is as free as a bird, on a hilarious solo flight through New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935179368
Publisher: TOON Books
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Series: Toon Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 220,155
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Harry Bliss is a beloved New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist as well as the illustrator of numerous bestselling children’s books, including Doreen Cronin’s Diary of a Worm, and Which Would You Rather Be? by Caldecott Medal-winner William Steig. His newest book for young readers is Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Newbery Award-winner Kate DiCamillo. This is his first comic book. Harry grew up in upstate New York in a family of artists and illustrators. He currently resides in Northern Vermont with his son and their puppy Penny, who has yet to catch her first squirrel.

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Luke on the Loose: Toon Books Level 2 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
asousley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Luke is with his father in the park. He gets loose from his father and starts chasing pigeons. Luke runs over and wrecks everybody he comes across. Firemen finally finds him on top of a building asleep. Next time he goes to the park with his dad he is on a leash.The book was easy to read. Shows what can happen if you don't watch your children close enough.A teacher can show how dangerous it might be to run loose on their own.
csweat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Luke is at the park with his dad. He chases some pigeons. His dad can't find him. This book tells all of the places he chases the pigeons. He finally ends up on a steep roof and someone spots him, after seeing the picture of the lost boy on the t.v. The firefighters climb up and bring him safely down to his parents. The next time he goes to the park he is on a lease that goes around his torso. I have been frantic looking for my 2 and 1/2 year old when she wandered off to the pasture with her dog. You are helpless to do anything but keep looking for them. I think this book would help children realize how important it is to stay with their parents and not wander off. In the classroom, we would discuss how important it is to stay with our parents when out someplace. Talk about Stranger Danger and what to do if they get seperated from their parents. Who they need to look for to help them(like police officers and employees of the place they are at). Depending on the age of the children they could draw and write their own graphic story with 4 to 6 pictures about getting lost and finding someone to help them. Of course having a happy ending.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss is a very funny story of a little boy who runs after pigeons in the park, in the street, over a bridge, through a restaurant, etc. all the while the police are looking for him and he is on the news. The 8yo really enjoyed this one and read it in two sittings.All the Toon Books are wonderfully illustrated but I must say this one I am particularly partial to the drawings as there are always multiple events happening in the background that make you linger in each frame. This book was an easier read than Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! with lots of repititious words and appropriate word usage for this level.
jl624 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story is about a little boy runs away to chase pigeons while his dad is in a conversation with another dad. He chases the pigeons all the way to the top the roof, and along the way, he makes a pretty big mess. The cartoon strips and speech bubbles are fun for kids. As a digital book, the speech bubbles' frames are illuminated in red while the words in that bubble are read out. The reading is really fun and very suitable for emergent readers. Children can follow the easy words along with the pictures. The "read to me" feature is definitely a highlight of this ebook. Recommended for children aged from 1-3.
karafrib on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As he sits and listens to his dad participate in ¿Boring dad talk¿ at Central Park, young Luke decides it would be much more fun to chase a flock of pigeons in Harry Bliss¿ Luke on the Loose. ¿Yaah!¿ shouts Luke, as he stirs the pigeons into a flurry and begins chasing them through the park. The next thing Luke¿s dad knows, he has lost his son, and must phone his wife and the police. While a city-wide search for Luke begins, he continues to merrily chase the pigeons through the streets and over the bridges of New York City. His adventure culminates when the pigeons take flight and he climbs onto the roof of a building in pursuit.This fast paced, easy to read graphic novel puts most of the emphasis for the story on the illustrations, which are bright and full of emotion and fun. Bliss creates an exuberant main character that is surrounded by appropriately concerned adults and often comically concerned animals. The simple joy and sense of adventure from chasing a flock of pigeons is contagious, and makes for a wonderful romp. This adventure would be a wonderful read-aloud that is sure to please young audiences. Recommended for Pre-K-2.
pravs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Luke on the Loose is a story about a young boy who goes gets caught up with chasing pigeons and gets lost from his family. The online graphic novel can be read aloud by the voice of the author or by the reader. The book is somewhat funny but lacks much of a plot. The concept of toon books is wonderful and I just happen to believe this is the one without much of a plot. The illustrations are effective in capturing the story, and some boxes don't have any words but just pictures of varying sizes. I would recommend other toon book stories over this one. The target age group of this book would seem to be about ages 2 - 5, particularly because of the lack of plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago