Bound To Stay Bound

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 Go sleep in your own bed!
 Author: Fleming, Candace

 Illustrator: Nichols, Lori

 Publisher:  Schwartz & Wade Books
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 341172 ISBN: 9780375866487
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Domestic animals -- Fiction
 Farm life -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

When Pig plops into his sty at bedtime, he finds Cow sleeping there and must send her off to her stall, setting off a chain reaction of animals being awakened to move to their own beds.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 190154

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/17)
   School Library Journal (+) (04/01/17)
   Booklist (03/15/17)
 The Hornbook (00/05/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/15/2017 It’s bedtime on the farm, but when Pig toddles to his sty and plops down to go to sleep—Moooo! Cow is inside! Cow then tromps to her stall to sleep, only to find Hen there! Hen straggles to her coop, only to find Horse there, and so on. Is no one sleeping in their own bed? There is a lot of delightful language at play here—Horse goes “cloppety-plod,” Dog moves “sniffety-drag,” Hen spouts expletives like, “Oh, fluff and feathers!”—in an otherwise wonderfully simple story. The turn-the-page clues that further the story line are well laid out in both the text and the pictures, and the ending is a sweet, full-circle surprise. Nichols’ illustrations are done in muted, bedtime tones of shadowy blues and greens, and Fleming’s incorporation of the repeated refrains of “Who do you think he found?” and the title line to “Go sleep in your own bed!” lend themselves perfectly well to a read-aloud experience, whether alone with a caretaker and child or with a larger group at a family storytime. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 04/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—Day is done, and the farm animals quietly take to their beds to get some much-needed rest. Pig toddles off to his sty, with all its glorious mud and slop, but finds a cow in his spot. "Go sleep in your own bed!" Pig demands. Cow clompety-stomps to her stall, but there she startles awake a squawking hen. Banished from Cow's stall, Hen enters her coop to find a horse sound asleep! What is going on here? Young readers will chuckle as they encounter one misplaced creature after another. A horse should not be in the henhouse, for heaven's sake! Anticipating which animal will be in the wrong bed next leads children on, as will the imaginative language each animal spouts. The horse whickers, "Oh, w-w-w-h-o-o-o-a is me," while the sheep complains, "Oh, baaah-ther!" Ultimately, the cat, who takes shelter in its human's bed at the end, makes this story deeply satisfying. Everyone has a place to sleep at last. The twilight palette of muted blues, greens, and browns provides a snug, sleepy background throughout. VERDICT The playful language, the farm animals, the cozy illustrations, and the twist on the time-to-go-to bed theme make this a standout for drowsy bedtime reading. Children will love it.—Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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