Karate Kakapo (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771388030, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Loredana Cunti's adorable Kakapo discovers (with a little help from a kind teacher!) that sometimes seeing a problem from a different perspective can help you solve it. It's a wonderful model for children facing obstacles in their own lives, and a great example of a growth mindset. It aligns with social studies lessons on self-awareness and personal development. Award-winning cartoonist Stacy Curtis's illustrations of a kakapo doing karate are hilarious and full of energy, and just might inspire some new students of karate (or other martial arts). The art was reviewed by a karate expert to ensure the moves are accurately portrayed. This playful and funny picture book is perfect for storytime. It also makes a great choice for character education lessons on self-discipline and perseverance.
About the Author
Stacy Curtis is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and printmaker. He has illustrated several children's books, including The Seven Habits of Happy Kids and the Raymond and Graham chapter book series. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.