The Stalking Seagulls - by Michelle Vattula
One boy. One sandwich. One hungry flock of seagulls. Armed with his beastly beach balls and bucket blockade, Alec strives to safeguard his sandwich. In this battle of wits, one clever counterattack stands between Alec and a fun-filled day at the beach. The Stalking Seagulls will engage the reader in this playful power struggle between boy and bird with an outcome neither one anticipates.
This book is filled with so much fun and excitement and I especially liked it since I have had my own experiences with seagulls. One time at the beach, we were all sitting around listening to my uncle’s friend tell a story and then, plop! A seagull flew by and pooped right on his face. This story is about Alec and how he remembered last year’s dive bombing disaster from the seagulls. He does everything to protect his sandwich. He uses a huge sand castle to protect the sandwich and beach balls to block the seagulls. But then, they pop them and they even grab the sand bucket holding the sandwich. Luckily, Alec has a drone with him and flies it up and up and scares the seagull into dropping the bucket. My son laughed at the fly over pooping part and so did I since I have experienced that first hand. What really made me love the book was the ending. I love that Alec goes through so much trouble to save the sandwich and when he finally gets to take a bite he says, “tuna fish, Yuck!” One great thing about this book is that it's printed in dyslexie (dyslexic font) to enhance ease of reading for someone with dyslexia.
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