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Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest: 01/20/14
Although I was a regular reader of the There's a Book blog, I can't point to it as the inspiration for reading Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest by John Lechner. That honor goes to my recently graphic novel obsessed son.
Sticky Burr and the other Burrs live a busy life in Burrwood Forest. Sticky, though, sticks out because he wants to do his own thing — drawing. Artistic pursuits doesn't fit the work ethic of the tiny village. Sticky Burr, though, stays true to himself and proves himself a worthy and contributing member of society. It's a great story for anyone who hasn't naturally fit in.
Included with Sticky's adventures are facts about the forest. They're woven into the story. There are also asides by Sticky Burr where he elaborates on things, "Dangers of the Forest" for example. These asides could be starting points for further nonfiction reading.