Bound To Stay Bound

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 Wrong book
 Author: Daywalt, Drew

 Publisher:  Philomel (2024)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [28] p., col. ill., 24 x 24 cm

 BTSB No: 264685 ISBN: 9780593621967
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Books -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $23.28

In a hilarious interplay between the text and art, the narrator of this book says things that are just plain wrong. He thinks a bicycle is a chicken! That it goes chugga-chugga choo-choo! That a group of firefighters is called a school, and they go cock-a-doodle-doo! Luckily, our bookmark-shaped friend, Little Guy, is there to tell the narrator what's what ... or is he?

 Illustrator: Willmore, Alex

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/23)
   School Library Journal (03/29/24)

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School Library Journal - 03/29/2024 PreS-Gr 2—The wordplay and high jinks begin on the cover, with the author's name printed as Nightwalt and edited to Daywalt in a scrawl; the illustrator's name is also corrected, as are several other details. What's really wrong with The Wrong Book? The answer is that perhaps the creators have gotten everything right about being wrong in a book that becomes incrementally sillier.The apple sounds crunchy as it's being eaten but the flower makes a sound that is closer to the choo-choo of the train. The bicycle says, "Burp!" and the firefighter, a smiling woman with brown skin and black hair, is labeled an elephant and says, "Ding-Dong!" The small yellow bookmarks that puzzle their way through these pages are no closer to understanding the book when it closes than when it opened, forcing the lesson on children following along this madness that, perhaps, things just don't make sense. It's absurd, sometimes funny, and confusing when the one bookmark that seems to know what's what has no better luck at corralling the nonsense. VERDICT For hardened and impervious Daywalt fans, this will go down smooth, but it's not a must purchase.—Ginnie Abbott - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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