Lucky Leaf

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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For any kid who has heard "Get outside and play," and for any parent who has said it.

I can't believe Mom made me stop my video game to get some fresh air. Stupid outside.
At least the guys are here. Their moms made them come outside, too.
That shouldn't be too hard. Maybe I'll finally get lucky. It'll fall any second.

- Like O'Malley's acclaimed Straight to the Pole, this book is pithy and funny, perfect for readers of all levels and ages.
- The topic—playing video games versus playing outdoors— is explored in a way that is satisfying to both parents and children.
- Once again, O'Malley showcases his knack for relating to modern kids, and his new illustration style will win over more readers to his fan club.
- With an intuitive understanding of young boys' psyches, O'Malley has created an ideal book for dads and sons to enjoy together


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User Review  - LFerda - LibraryThing

The Lucky Leaf has a fun story but fails to complete its initial mission of showing children the excitement of playing outside. I would use this book for a class read-aloud because it would generate ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This story was funny. The boy is forced from his video games and told to go outside, which he doesn't like. He and his friends stand under a tree with one leaf remaining, thinking that catching the ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Kevin O'Malley has been amassing high praise for his hilarious, kid-friendly picture books. His Straight to the Pole was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and it earned starred reviews in School Library Journal and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews also gave Kevin's Mount Olympus Basketball starred reviews, with Kirkus calling it a "sidesplitting slam-dunk." He is also the illustrator and co-author of the bestselling Miss Malarkey series for Walker & Company.
Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two sons.

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