Bound To Stay Bound

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 I did it! (I Like to Read Comics)
 Author: Emberley, Michael

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2022)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [35] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 308548 ISBN: 9780823446513
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Graphic novels
 Cycling -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $19.98

The main character, after giving up on several activities she tried to do, tries and tries again to learn to ride a bicycle and all her friends provide words of encouragement. In graphic novel format.

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/15/22)
   School Library Journal (+) (11/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/09/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2022 PreS-1—The thrill and trepidation of trying something new is explored in this unpanelled graphic story. A catlike critter in striped pajamas tries their hand at childhood skills like building block towers and scaling trees, resulting in frustrating failures. The critter is undeterred, or perhaps spurred to action by frustration, and riding a bicycle becomes the story's central challenge. With encouragement from their friends, the feline protagonist is fully satisfied with the results of their efforts. Emberley's illustrations wobble, march, and scale the blank pages to create a sense of movement, and the pencil-etched cast feels loved and familiar, like a well-worn collection of stuffed animals. The text is comprised of a litany of variations on the title, expressive while spare, ideal for newly independent readers. VERDICT Pairing animated, thoughtful illustrations and simple text with a story focused on determination, this book is a perfect pick for new readers, both nervous and brave.—Emilia Packard - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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