Bound To Stay Bound

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 Con el sol en los ojos = with the sun in my eyes
 Author: Lujan, Jorge

 Illustrator: Zahedi, Morteza

 Publisher:  Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press
 Pub Year: 2012

 Dewey: 861
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 20 x 22 cm.

 BTSB No: 590442 ISBN: 9781554981588
 Ages: 7-9 Grades: 2-4

 Subjects:
 Children's poetry
 Bilingual books -- English-Spanish

Price: $20.29

Summary:
In this book of short poems in Spanish and English, a young boy and girl describe their world and their day-to-day experiences.


Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating Complexity, Quality, & Range of
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency
   Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Fluency

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (03/01/12)
   School Library Journal (05/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2012 Gr 2–4—Simple, free-verse poems cultivate a child's imagination-of corn kernels in the air that become constellations, of a doll being unloved, of exploring the silence within, of capturing the sun's reflection in objects. An internationally acclaimed poet and illustrator partner to create a splendid work of art. Mixed-media illustrations combine contemporary, innovative techniques, utilizing paper scrapping, watercolors, and stamping set against monochrome backgrounds to enhance the imaginative ambience of the poems. Pastels and earth-tones color the pleasant Picasso-like figures, some full-bodied and others just containing outlines. Fish float in the air after nibbling a boy's toes. A kite floats in the sky, pulling children into the air. Spanish and English texts sit side by side, allowing readers to compare the sounds and rhymes of the words. The complexity and vocabulary of some of the lengthier poems may be difficult for younger readers to grasp. The translation adequately reflects the original poems. An excellent addition to libraries and language-learning activities.—Cristi Jenkins, Fort Vancouver Regional Library, WA - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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