Bound To Stay Bound

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 I love you, nose! I love you, toes!
 Author: Davick, Linda

 Publisher:  Beach Lane Books (2013)

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

 BTSB No: 260604 ISBN: 9781442460379
 Ages: 2-7 Grades: K-2

 Stories in rhyme
 Human body -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

In rhyming verse, a child celebrates each body part.

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   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/13)
   School Library Journal (03/01/13)
 The Hornbook (00/03/13)

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School Library Journal - 03/01/2013 PreS-Gr 1—This ode to children's bodies hits all the high and low notes, but fails to shine. In mostly successful rhyming verse that at times slides into doggerel, Davick's round-headed children celebrate all the parts of their bodies, from "I love you hair upon my head…" to "I love the parts my friends don't see: the parts that poop, the parts that pee." There is no plot; this is simply a rhyming laundry list turned into a love song. The cheerful youngsters who fill the pages come in both genders and many ethnicities, although the cartoonish style renders them uniform in shape and size. The illustrations are primarily single- and double-page full-bleed spreads, with solid, candy-colored backgrounds. Props and backdrops are minimal, and there are occasional white pages with a circle of children representing the body parts in question. The round-eyed, smiling, simplistic youngsters are appealing. An acceptable purchase, although it won't top anyone's list of favorites.—Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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