Bound To Stay Bound

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 Day my mom came to kindergarten
 Author: Fergus, Maureen

 Illustrator: Lowery, Mike

 Publisher:  Kids Can Press
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [30] p., col. ill., 23 x 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 332734 ISBN: 9781554536986
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Kindergarten -- Fiction
 School stories
 Mother-child relationship -- Fiction

Price: $19.99

Summary:
With patience, firm direction, and the help of an understanding teacher, a girl guides her mom through the hard work and play of a day at school.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 159374

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/13)
   School Library Journal (03/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2013 PreS-K—A nameless little girl likes everything kindergarten so her transition toward independence has been easy for her, but not for her mother, whom she invites to join her for a day in class. Her mother is excited about the opportunity but her actions are more than a bit embarrassing when she doesn't wait her turn in line or take off her outside shoes. Her daughter gives her gentle reminders to follow the expected behaviors but Mom keeps having outbursts and shows a lack of self-control. Dismayed by her behavior, the child consults her teacher and is reminded that it takes a while to get used to something new. The girl is pleased when her mom displays more appropriate behavior and learns the rules that every kindergartener knows. At the end of the day, the woman decides to stick to things she is good at and leave the kindergarten activities to her daughter. Lowery's cartoon art is simple and expressive, accurately displaying activities of a kindergarten classroom. This is a fresh and funny look at a familiar subject that both children and parents will enjoy.—Diane Antezzo, Ridgefield Library, CT - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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