Return to Sender

Return to Sender When Whitaker writes a letter to Frogman a TV super hero his family laughs but they stop laughing and start wondering when he receives an answer

  • Title: Return to Sender
  • Author: Kevin Henkes
  • ISBN: 9780140385564
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Whitaker writes a letter to Frogman, a TV super hero, his family laughs, but they stop laughing and start wondering when he receives an answer.

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    1. Written when Henkes was still a student, his first novel. I would not have guessed it: timeless and universal, probably especially for ages 8-11. I know a lot of you, my GR friends, are fans of Henkes - don't skip this one!

    2. I thought that it was cool that Whitaker believed in Frogman! But I didn't like that Whitaker's parents tried to convince him that Frogman wasn't real. I wish that Barney hadn't done graffiti and pretended to be Frogman. But Barney was nice over all!

    3. To the dismay of his parents, Whitaker believes that Frogman, a superhero in comic books and on TV, is real. Barney, the postman, who still keeps his heart in childhood, responds to Whitaker's letter, pretending to be Frogman. I had real questions about where this book was going, but the characters showed surprising growth. While I don't think this is a great book, I do think many of my students would find it entertaining. However, it gives information about some common childhood myths that migh [...]

    4. This was a weird little book, but it hit me right somehow. I loved the bizarre illustrations inside. It's appealingly dark in that way that so much children's and young adult lit is. I don't think many people have read it, but it definitely deserves a cult following

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