Bound To Stay Bound

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 How are you? = Como estas?
 Author: Dominguez, Angela

 Publisher:  Holt
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [25] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 285561 ISBN: 9781250126863
 Ages: 2-4 Grades: K

 Giraffes -- Fiction
 Ostriches -- Fiction
 Language and languages -- Fiction
 Animal babies -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Bilingual books -- English-Spanish

Price: $20.71

Two baby giraffes meet a baby ostrich and must guess how their potential new friend is feeling. In English and Spanish.

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/18)
   School Library Journal (04/01/18)
 The Hornbook (00/05/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—Two charismatic giraffes explore emotions with a new bilingual friend. Dominguez's giraffes, first featured in How Do You Say?/¿Cómo se dice?, meet a seemingly stoic ostrich and try to guess how it is feeling. The giraffes, who speak Spanish and English respectively, shoot off questions about emotions ranging from shy/tímida to excited/emocionada, their curiosity growing each time the ostrich replies with a simple "no." Despite speaking different languages, the giraffes understand each other, and ultimately discover that the ostrich can understand both of them when it finally responds to their inquiries using Spanglish ("Because I have new amigos!"). This light allegorical touch adds depth to the playful narrative and is a nod to bilingual readers. Dominguez adds charm and humor to her signature pencil and tissue paper illustrations by depicting the giraffes' attempts to act out what each possible emotion would look like, such as hiding behind a tree to show feeling scared/miedo, or a close-up of their furrowed stares to depict annoyed/irritada. Readers familiar with Dominguez's previous title will be delighted by the familiar celebratory ending. VERDICT This amusing and accessible bilingual read-aloud is a great addition to picture book collections.—Jessica Agudelo, New York Public Library - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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