Bound To Stay Bound

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 Friends do not eat friends (Ready-To-Read Graphics. Level 1, Thunder and Cluck)
 Author: Esbaum, Jill

 Publisher:  Simon Spotlight (2021)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [62] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 315007 ISBN: 9781534486522
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

 Dinosaurs -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $15.44

Big, scary, and hungry Thunder the dinosaur wants to chase and chomp Cluck, a small but brave dinosaur, but Cluck has decided that they will be friends. In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Thompson, Miles

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 513467

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/21)
   School Library Journal (07/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2021 PreS-Gr 2—The beginning of a beautiful, albeit initially reluctant, friendship between two very different dinosaurs. After letting out an earth-shattering roar, Thunder, a T. rex—like creature, expects Cluck, a twiggy blue flying dinosaur reclining at their feet, to flee in terror, after which Thunder will chase and eat Cluck. After all, that's always how it goes. Thunder is flabbergasted to discover that Cluck not only has no interest in running away but even wants to be…friends!?! The graphic format adroitly conveys the outlandish action and over-the-top comedy. Both dinosaurs will be immediate hits with readers, especially Thunder, whose remarkably malleable face can transform from befuddled to enraged in just a few panels. The art is exaggerated and cartoonish, and the comedic style is reminiscent of Mo Willems's "Elephant and Piggie" series and What About Worms? Readers will crow with jubilation as Cluck patiently wears down his toothy new acquaintance. Simple, repetitive language, along with a "How to Read This Book" section at the beginning, results in an accessible and engaging first reader for young children. VERDICT Make room for this delightful dino tale.—Laken Hottle, Providence Community Lib. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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