Bound To Stay Bound

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 That's life!
 Author: Dyckman, Ame

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 299187 ISBN: 9780316485487
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Life -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Adventure fiction

Price: $21.46

Life personified appears at a child's door and takes them on a journey in which they learn to have the time of their Life, that Life is full of surprises, and much more.

 Illustrator: Doerrfeld, Cori

   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/19)
   Booklist (01/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2020 When Life literally arrives in a wooden crate on the front porch, it’s hard to know exactly what to do with it, but that’s all part of the fun! In this case, Life is embodied by an adorably furry being with a penchant for mirth and mischief. Life’s young, ungendered caretaker is at first astonished and then charmed by the creature’s arrival, and they’re soon following Life on all its adventures. The pair bounce from one life-related adage to another, each of which is comically illustrated—for example, “Life gets messy” is accompanied by a delighted Life covered in cake and frosting. The text includes almost every adage imaginable, but the ultimate message is that life, with its mix of the weird and wonderful, is always beautiful. Doerrfeld’s soft illustrations are goofy and lively, capturing the energy and silliness of Life itself. A terrific reminder to readers of all ages that life, in all forms, is worth treasuring. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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