Bound To Stay Bound

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 Come home, Angus
 Author: Downes, Patrick

 Publisher:  Orchard Books (2016)

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

 BTSB No: 288979 ISBN: 9780545597685
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Runaway children -- Fiction
 Mother-son relationship -- Fiction
 Anger -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Little Angus wakes up angry, and decides to run away from home when his mother scolds him for being rude--but he is very soon lost, hungry, and more than a little frightened.

 Illustrator: Kulikov, Boris
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 184920
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 68544

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/16)
   School Library Journal (07/01/16)
 The Hornbook (00/05/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—Angus wakes up angry and takes it out on his pets. His mother reminds him that having a bad day does not excuse rudeness. She tells him that he needs to apologize. For the toddler, this scolding is the last straw, and he decides to run away. After packing an extra pair of underwear, a pair of socks, a flashlight, and his stuffed gorilla, Angus takes off down the street. As Angus travels farther and farther from home, he feels smaller and smaller as his anger shrinks. He doesn't notice his mother following him. The mixed-media illustrations show clearly the larger-than-life feelings that lead the boy to run away. He shrinks as the world around him gets bigger, until his anger has faded into fear at the large world around him. Young readers will easily relate to Angus's bad mood and the impulsive decision that leads him to run away as well as his relief at being rescued by his mother. VERDICT A good choice for talking about feelings and taking charge of them, suitable for one-on-one and small group sharing.—Heidi Grange, Summit Elementary School, Smithfield, UT - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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