Bound To Stay Bound

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 Where's my turtle?
 Author: Bottner, Barbara

 Publisher:  Random House (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 138244 ISBN: 9781524718053
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
 Turtles -- Fiction
 Orderliness -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Archer is worried about Kevin, his missing turtle, but even after checking the yard and tidying his room, he cannot find Kevin until he learns to think like a turtle.

 Illustrator: Boynton-Hughes, Brooke

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/20)
   School Library Journal (03/01/20)
 The Hornbook (00/07/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2020 PreS-Gr 2—Faced with the mess in her son's room, Archer's mom always says, "A place for everything and everything in its place." Archer finally internalizes this lesson when his turtle, Kevin, goes missing. As Archer searches for his lost pet, he is distracted by toys and other items. He also realizes that every activity is more fun when Kevin is there with him. Archer's wise mom makes a few suggestions that help the boy find his turtle, and his mess gets organized. Eventually Archer comes to understand his priorities. Hughes's charming pen-and-ink illustrations offer recognizable details that young readers will love, from Kevin's clean, inviting environment to Archer's cluttered bedroom. The drawings are particularly effective when she uses broken lines to show Archer's wanderings. Keep an eye on the kitten, who always knows where Kevin is! VERDICT A little responsibility never hurt anyone. Pair with last year's Truman by Jean Reidy for the other side of the story.—Lisa Lehmuller, Paul Cuffee Maritime Charter School, Providence - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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