What do you think would happen if a silly stork thought golf balls were eggs? If you read Stilts, the Stork by Dixie Phillips, you’ll find out. In this rhyming tale, Stilts, the Stork flies over New York and past Peru to discover a bunch of people bouncing up and down and zipping around in carts. She is soon thrilled when she finds an orphaned egg. She’s eager to call her brother and tell him all about it. She builds her nest and gets ready to become a mama. But every day she keeps finding more eggs to rescue and she’s sure she’s going to have quite a brood.
Stilts, the Stork is a delightful story that will make kids laugh; though I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn’t set to rhyme. The confines of creating musical prose can be tough to work with. It’s the same great storytelling I’ve come to expect from Phillips, but there were moments when the words didn’t flow smoothly as I read it aloud.
K.C. Snider does a fine job capturing the antics of Stilts and the lovely golf course background. My favorite page is when Stilts is getting ready to build her nest and is dancing a jig.
It’s nice to read a book that is created just for fun. Stilts, the Stork definitely fits the bill. Families who enjoy golfing will get a kick out of this one.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
- Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
- ISBN-13: 978-1616331436
- SRP: $10.95