Bound To Stay Bound

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 Super Manny stands up!
 Author: DiPucchio, Kelly

 Illustrator: Graegin, Stephanie

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 280309 ISBN: 9781481459600
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Raccoon -- Fiction
 Imagination -- Fiction
 Bullying -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

The story of a brave little raccoon named Manny, whose superhero games at home give him unexpected strength at school when he puts on his invisible cape to stand up to a bully.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 190034

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/17)
   Booklist (06/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2017 At home, a young raccoon named Manny wears a variety of colored capes that conjure up specific powers, helping him to overcome imagined foes like sea monsters, zombie bears, and alien robots. At school, an invisible cape helps him get in touch with his inner power and stand up to a bully. In true hero fashion, his actions encourage other students to defy the bully—and he may even get a sidekick. Richly colored digitally enhanced pencil-and-ink illustrations show that Manny lives with his family in a comfortable suburban environment. Detailed interior scenes make clear the genesis for his imagined foes: goldfish become sea monsters; teddy bears morph into zombie bears. The other students at Manny’s school are an array of adorable wild and domesticated animals. Even the bully (a large pig) is not all that menacing. The brief and straightforward narration is enhanced occasionally by dialogue placed neatly in speech bubbles. Sweet and sincere Manny proves he has the mettle to stand up to foes real and imaginary. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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