Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Luke on the Loose

Luke on the Loose

Harry Bliss
For ages 4 to 6
Toon Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1935179009

Luke is at the park with his father one day when his father meets up with a friend and the two men begin to chat. They talk and talk, "boring dad talk," and while they are busy Luke takes off, chasing some pigeons.

Luke's father looks around just in time to see his little son bolting across the park in a cloud of pigeon feathers. People walking their dogs, pedestrians, and everyone in Luke's path are sent flying as the little boy chases pigeons through the park and through the streets of New York City. Who knew that one little boy could cause so much chaos?

This book provides beginner readers with a fresh new way to explore the world of books. In this graphic novel style title, readers are pulled from page to page as they follow Luke's adventures through the streets of a big city. The language used is engaging, and the artwork is funny and a joy to look at. Adult readers might like to know that some very famous cartoon characters make cameo appearances in the story.