Bound To Stay Bound

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 Too many frogs!
 Author: Asher, Sandy

 Illustrator: Graves, Keith

 Publisher:  Philomel Books
 Pub Year: 2005

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 072788 ISBN: 9780399239786
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Assertiveness (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Rabbits -- Fiction
 Frogs -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Rabbit's comfortable nightly routine is disturbed by exuberant Froggie, who settles in for a snack and a story without being invited.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 86386
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 38539

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   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 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/04)
   School Library Journal (03/05)
   Booklist (04/01/05)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (02/05)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2005 PreS-Gr 1-Rabbit has a well-scripted, predictable life until Froggie knocks on his door one night. His guest loves to listen to this big blue rabbit with oversized ears read a story and likes it even more when he has prepared himself a snack or gotten cozy-night after night. Polite Rabbit refrains from refusing entry until Froggie shows up with his entire family. As he settles himself down to read alone, however, he realizes that he misses Froggie and invites the whole crew in. The humorous illustrations create empathy for Rabbit but also for Froggie, who is genuinely delighted to listen to a story. The varied facial expressions lend credence to the adage "A picture is worth a thousand words." The simple text may say "but before he could begin, there was that knock-knockety-knocking again!" but the horror on Rabbit's face is priceless. A fun story that celebrates reading and standing up for oneself.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2005 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Bulletin for the Center... - 02/01/2005 Rabbit lives a quiet, orderly life that gives him great pleasure—until the energetic Froggie invites himself into Rabbit’s house to make snacks in Rabbit’s kitchen, lounge on a pile of Rabbit’s pillows, and hear Rabbit read stories aloud each night. When Froggie brings his whole family to join the fun, however, Rabbit has to speak up. “I never invited you in,” he says. “So I do mind. Very much indeed.” Luckily, Rabbit realizes how much fun Froggie can be, and he, Froggie, and Froggie’s numerous relatives settle into a pleasant routine of snacks and story sharing. Spreads of exuberantly asymmetrical bulbous shapes in neon shades of aqua, mustard, lime, and coral sport deliciously organic details—mushrooms on the doormat, ladybugs on the lamp—which give Rabbit’s solitary life a quirkily attractive style. The art’s a little slick and overbusy, but the eccentric energy of the subjects’ tufty ear hair, pop eyes, wide grins, outstretched arms, and nubbly tongues lends the images impact. The well-paced text plays with rhymes and rhythm, offering readers aloud extensive latitude for entertaining performance and listeners entry via several repeated refrains. Frogs and rabbits alike will gather to enjoy a group sharing of this warm-hearted book. - Copyright 2005 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

Booklist - 04/01/2005 Rabbit settles in his cozy wing chair by the fire and starts to read a book until he is interrupted by Froggie, who invites himself in and asks to hear the story. On successive nights, Froggie shows up again, makes himself snacks, and plunks down on a pile of pillows to listen to more reading aloud. Then Froggie brings his huge family to the evening storytime, and Rabbit has had enough: Too many frogs! Too much fuss! He tells the Frog clan to leave, but guilt catches up with him, and he invites the family back. The humorous, repetitive text is well matched by the funny, expressive illustrations. Persnickety Rabbit is appropriately anxious and irritable, while Froggie and his family exude bug-eyed cheerfulness. A good choice for storytimes. - Copyright 2005 Booklist.

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