Bound To Stay Bound

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 Snappsy the alligator and his best friend forever! (probably) (Snappsy the alligator)
 Author: Falatko, Julie

 Publisher:  Viking (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 321096 ISBN: 9780425288658
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Alligators -- Fiction
 Chickens -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $20.76

Snappsy the alligator wants to spend a quiet evening reading, but a pesky chicken who insists he is Snappsy's best friend will not leave him alone.

 Illustrator: Miller, Tim
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 193367

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/17)
   School Library Journal (09/01/17)
   Booklist (10/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/17)
 The Hornbook (00/11/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—Snappsy the alligator is a homebody. He likes reading and hanging out at his place. Alone. When a chicken named Bert comes to a party at Snappsy's house and doesn't leave, the overly enthusiastic new friend plans nonstop entertainment and is constantly suggesting new ideas. "Wouldn't it be fun to have a Best Friends Disco Bonanza?!" They could get smoothies! Wear pizza hats! Have a sleepover! Snappsy finally loses it and tells Bert it's time to go…only to discover that things are lonely without a BFF. Bert returns, chastened but happy, and ready to tone down the bro-fest. Falatko's relatable story is told in prose that young readers will easily follow and that nicely captures the exasperation, zaniness, and love that at various times characterize friendship. The story is complemented by Miller's expressive, colorful cartoons of the new buddies. VERDICT A read-aloud or read-alone treat. For a storytime about the importance of compromise with friends, pair this title with Jennifer Lanthier's Hurry Up, Henry!—Henrietta Verma, National Information Standards Organization, Baltimore - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 10/01/2017 The grumpy gator of Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) (2016) returns for further botheration at the hands—well, wings—of the visiting chicken who has unilaterally decided that they are BFFs. Being followed around the house (even into the bathroom) and out on errands is trying enough, but when the chicken, whose name turns out to be Bert, enthusiastically announces that they’re having a sleepover with party games and pizza hats, Snappsy snaps. Sternly ordered to leave, Bert reluctantly departs (not far: in Miller’s simply drawn cartoon illustrations, he can be seen hanging around the yard and peering in the windows), and Snappsy settles down to enjoy some peace and quiet. A little while later, he concedes defeat, and muttering “Oh, for heaven’s sake,” he invites Bert back—not just for a party but to move in permanently: “Turns out, it’s more fun with you around.” Another same-sex odd couple, joining the likes of Frog and Toad, to explore nuances of character and friendship. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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