The Great Paper Caper

And now for a dramatic turn... 

*Oliver Jeffers does the nearly impossible by creating a kid-friendly crime story while throwing in an extra lesson on the importance of conservation  
*love how the inside covers contain the architectural specs for creating various paper airplanes
*Having the owl try to land on the missing branch then splat face first into the ground was cute, as was the police lineup

*The order part of this law and order episode felt rushed when compared to the first half of the book 
*Is the pig really cooking bacon 
*Either paper planing skips a generation in the bear's family or the author was not precise in his bear lifespan timeline

One last thought before I get started on the rating.  Why does everyone have stick legs? I can't tell if this is a pro (memorable artistic license) or con (laziness in wanting to draw things accurately).  I'll lean towards it being a pro since it was noteworthy enough for me to mention.  [It's also possible that Jeffers used stick legs to slyly point out how linked we are to our environment.]  With that out of the way, it's pretty simple math to see how I arrived at calling it a Borrow.  The Great Paper Caper is like that really expensive 
résumé stock you can buy at Kinko' that the book is something you'd be proud to show off while privately questioning whether the high price tag ($18 in this case) was worth it.    

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