Bound To Stay Bound

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 Bob and Tom
 Author: Cazet, Denys

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books For Young Readers (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [38] p., col. ill., 22 x 23 cm

 BTSB No: 203396 ISBN: 9781481461405
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Turkeys -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.46

While thinking about what they should do with their day, two turkeys lose their names and learn about swimming suits.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 190312
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 71793

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (05/15/17)
   School Library Journal (06/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/17)
 The Hornbook (00/07/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—Bob and Tom are two befuddled turkeys bumbling through a day. Beginning early in the morning, the birds find a dry spot from the rain, go swimming in Mrs. Farmer's two-piece bathing suit, and lose their names. The day ends, and the pair ponder the setting sun. Part Waiting for Godot and part Abbott and Costello routine, the tale is full of the two clueless turkeys' mindless philosophical musings. The sun sets because it "is old," so it takes the night to get gas from the gas station to fill it. Cazet's absurd, deadpan humor will appeal to both children and adults, and the large illustrations are expressive and comical. Time stamps appear at intervals throughout the story, suggesting chapters and detailing vignettes of the turkeys' long day. While the vocabulary and language are not particularly difficult, sometimes the humor is a bit more abstract, which may be challenging for some younger readers. VERDICT This book is best shared one-on-one, wherever supreme silliness rules. A good addition to most collections.—Kaitlin Malixi, Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown, PA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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