Bound To Stay Bound

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 If you come to Earth
 Author: Blackall, Sophie

 Publisher:  Chronicle Books (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [74] p., col. ill., 29 cm

 BTSB No: 123586 ISBN: 9781452137797
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction
 Letters -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Earth (Planet) -- Fiction

Price: $22.78

In this picture book, a boy writes a letter to an imagined alien, explaining all the things he will need to know about Earth and the people who live here--and adding a postscript asking what the alien might look like.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 510053

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/20)
   School Library Journal (+) (12/01/20)
   Booklist (+) (07/01/20)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/09/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2020 PreS-Gr 1—If visitors came to Earth, what would they need to know? A young boy, Quinn, writes a letter to potential visitors in Blackall's stunning new book. Her signature Chinese ink and watercolor illustrations will draw children in for repeat readings to pore over each detail, such as the portraits of people from diverse backgrounds, from a construction worker and a firefighter to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Images such as a two-page spread of different types of birds arranged in the shape of a bird invite dialogue from prereaders, expanding their background knowledge about animals, transportation, or kinds of houses. Each page is well researched and inclusive, as Blackall depicts the many different people who live in the world. The inclusivity of various abilities is especially notable, including the American Sign Language alphabet, images of Braille, different types of families, and people using wheelchairs. The author's note tells how she came to know the real Quinn, an Australian boy with dark hair and light skin. VERDICT With its gorgeous and intricate illustrations, this is perfect for sharing one on one, and is recommended for most collections.—Jessica Ko, Los Angeles P.L. - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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