Bound To Stay Bound

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 Breaking news : bear alert
 Author: Biedrzycki, David

 Publisher:  Charlesbridge
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 119527 ISBN: 9781580896634
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Bears -- Fiction
 Television broadcasting -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $20.69

In this story (told in the form of a television broadcast), bears emerge from hibernation demanding to be fed.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 166990
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 1.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 64132

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/14)
   School Library Journal (10/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2014 K-Gr 2—Better suited to individual reading than storytime, this picture book is loaded with comedic touches that make poring over the pages a lot of fun. The text is minimal, only appearing as the recognizable ticker that runs at the bottom of the television screen during cable news programming or in speech balloons over the heads of citizens being interviewed by reporters. The lack of a fully written narrative requires readers to really delve into the art to glean clues to the story line, a wonderful means for deep engagement. Two bears wake from their winter slumber and decide to take a field trip to civilization, having a ball while townsfolk run this way and that in alarm. The illustrations are big, bold, and delightfully busy. As the bears enjoy their outing, a secondary situation develops involving two thieves and a charming feline sidekick. The criminals and critters cross paths in the end, and the wayward bears are feted as heroes for actions that only coincidentally save the day. Kids will love the goofy grown-ups, round-bellied bears, and tiny jokes—like a diner sign advertising porridge "too hot, too cold, or just right"—embedded in the artwork, and they'll enjoy putting together all the rib-tickling pieces of the story on their own.—Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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