Bound To Stay Bound

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 Aliens get the sniffles too! ahhh-choo!
 Author: Duffield, Katy

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [30] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 293779 ISBN: 9780763665029
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Sick -- Fiction
 Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction
 Traditional medicine -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Laughter is the best medicine when you're a little alien feeling under the weather.

 Illustrator: Campbell, K. G

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School Library Journal - 11/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—In a galaxy far away, a little alien begins to sneeze and his parents try different ways to make him feel better. It starts with a big sneeze. A big, powerful, "AHHH-flying-saucer-CHOO," sneeze. Little Alien is sick, and being sick is especially miserable when you have two throats, five ears, and three noses. His mother and father try very hard to comfort him, but when not even a Milky Way Milkshake and a cool meteor shower can put a smile on his sneezy face, it's up to the Mars Rover, his furry, six-legged pet, to cheer Little Alien up with some silly cosmic antics. Anyone with a cold will find comfort in the company of this sick little alien as he sneezes with increasing ferocity. The text incorporates multitudes of extraterrestrial puns and jokes. The soft, muted color pencil illustrations feature a family of humanoid aliens and their strange, globular homes, along with a few slightly unearthly creatures like a rabbit with three ears and three eyes. Unfortunately the action and text are slightly disjointed and the sudden appearance of the "lunar decongestants" with their strange tools ends up being more frightening than comforting. VERDICT Recommended only for large collections or where there is a specific need for books about colds or aliens.—Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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