High Wire Act

High Wire Act

by Kathy Brodsky


High Wire Act is a story in rhyme about a little traffic light that, because of strong winds, swings too high, falls off its wire and lands on a truck with soft cargo. As it travels all around the city, traffic gets extremely congested and for the first time, the light is aware that without it, the roads become a mess. It never realized its importance until then. The book is dedicated to “Anyone who ever wondered, ‘Do I really matter?’”

All of the main characters from Kathy Brodsky’s other picture books (My Bent Tree, The Inside Story, Just Sniffing Around, Purrsnikitty, The Winner is, Stover, A Horse Named Special and A CatFish Tale) appear in High Wire Act.

Life-skills discussion questions and activities follow the story.

Ages: 4-6
Illustrated by: Cameron Bennett
ISBN: 9780982852965
Price: $19.99
Published by: Helpingwords


  • Ruby’s Birds
  • Coloring Crush
  • The Winner Is…
  • My Bent Tree
  • Kobee Manatee: Heading Home to Florida
  • High Wire Act
  • Thomas the T. rex
  • Endeavour’s Long Journey: Celebrating 19 Years of Space Exploration
  • Book Scavenger
  • Calvin
  • I Used to Be Afraid
  • The Art of Being Normal
  • Underwater
  • Juggling for the Complete Klutz
  • Personalized Friendship Bracelets
  • The Many Moods of Me Journal
  • Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus!
  • Billie B. Brown: The Spotty Vacation
  • Hey Jack! The Big Adventure
  • The River
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