Bound To Stay Bound

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 How to read a book
 Author: Alexander, Kwame

 Illustrator: Sweet, Melissa

 Publisher:  Harper
 Pub Year: 2019

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [30] p. (1 folded), col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 050446 ISBN: 9780062307811
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Books and reading -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
Suggests a method of reading that begins with planting oneself beneath a tree and leads to a book party one hopes will never end.


Reviews:
   School Library Journal (+) (06/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2019 PreS-Gr 2—Award-winning poet Alexander compares reading a book to peeling the gentle skin of a clementine, digging in to its juiciness, enjoying it "piece by piece, part by part," until you can "watch a novel world unfurl right before your eyes." And who better to illustrate this delicious poem than Caldecott Honoree Sweet. The artwork is done in watercolor, gouache, mixed media, handmade and vintage papers, found objects including old book covers, and a paint can lid. Not a splash of color, a piece of paper, or a line is out of place. Starting with the initial collage that incorporates the building blocks of reading (the letters A to Z) and the lines from a poem by Nikki Giovanni that careful readers will have to pay attention to see, the tone is set. "So get/real cozy/between/the covers/And let your/fingers wonder/as they wander…" for there is much to relish in this poem and its exuberant images. "Squeeze/every morsel/of each plump line/until the last/drop of magic/drips from the infinite sky." The book includes a note from both the poet and the artist. VERDICT A beautiful book not to be rushed through, but to be enjoyed morsel by tasty morsel.—Lucia Acosta, Children's Literature Specialist, Princeton, NJ - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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