Bound To Stay Bound

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 This story is not about a kitten
 Author: De Seve, Randall

 Publisher:  Random House Studio (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [35] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 267177 ISBN: 9780593374535
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Cats -- Fiction
 Animal babies -- Fiction
 Neighbors -- Fiction
 Helping behavior -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

A neighborhood comes together to help a kitten without a home.

 Illustrator: Ellis, Carson

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 519639

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (09/01/22)
   School Library Journal (10/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/09/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2022 K-Gr 3—The tiny black-and-white kitten is hungry, dirty, and alone. She needs a home. But this story is mostly of how first a dog, then a mom and little girl, and then neighbors of all kinds come to the rescue. It's about community, neighborliness, and cooperation more than about just one lost kitten. Full-color, detailed illustrations add to the cumulative rhymes and show how working together benefits not only the rescued kitten but all the people who build friendships and find commonality based on their mutual concern. This is an uplifting and heartfelt story without being maudlin, and children will enjoy both the story of a rescued kitten and the rhyme that builds from simple to complex, reflecting the intricate mosaic that is a neighborhood. Recommended for younger students for independent reading and as a read-aloud. VERDICT A lost kitten's rescue shows how working together and being neighborly benefits everyone.—Eva Elisabeth VonAncken - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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