Bound To Stay Bound

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 Fix this mess! (I Like To Read)
 Author: Arnold, Tedd

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2014)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [24] p., col. ill., 23 x 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 070057 ISBN: 9780823429424
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Orderliness -- Fiction
 Robots -- Fiction

Price: $15.89

Robug tries to obey when Jake instructs it to "Fix this mess!" but somehow manages to make things worse.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 166011

   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/14)
   School Library Journal (04/01/14)
 The Hornbook (00/05/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2014 K-Gr 2—Jake thinks that at a robot named ROBUG (Remote Operating Basic Utility Gizmo) is the answer to his prayers until it takes his instructions all too literally. What was intended to be a time-saving device becomes the source of several mix-ups and mayhem, and, ultimately, makes more work for Jake than he started with. Arnold, the author of Dirty Gert (Holiday House, 2013) and the "Fly Guy" books (Scholastic), continues to demonstrate his understanding of children's humor through his simple but clever dialogue and hilarious artwork. Fix This Mess can be read independently or aloud, and the action-packed images will work perfectly for storytime. The cartoon illustrations were drawn on a Wacom Cintiq HD drawing tablet and digitally edited but still incorporate Arnold's self-characterized "controlled scribbles" to fill in the pictures. A fun read for everyone, the mantra "I will fix this mess" will be repeated in well-practiced robot voices by children, teachers, and parents alike.—Megan Egbert, Meridian Library District, ID - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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