Bound To Stay Bound

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 School Day Drama (Ready-To-Read Graphics. Level 1)
 Author: Fosberry, Jennifer

 Publisher: Simon Spotlight (-1)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
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 BTSB No: 347179 ISBN: 9781665931885
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

Price: $5.73

Classmates Chi-Chi and Pey-Pey are as different as night and day. Chi-Chi is a chicken who likes cheese puffs and cheerleading. Pey-Pey is a penguin who likes pirates and pogo sticks. If these two can find some common ground and become friends, anything is possible! In graphic novel format.

   School Library Journal (06/01/23)

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School Library Journal - 06/01/2023 K-Gr 2—The universal experience of the first day of school can stir up different responses in kids. Where many texts follow the experience of one child, this title offers a unique perspective on how two different "kids" (in this case a penguin and a chicken) experience this yearly hurdle. Chi-Chi, a chicken, loves cheese puffs and dancing, but she is worried about what the first day of school will bring. Pey-Pey, a penguin, favors the world of pirates and popsicles, and he views the first day with ease and confidence. When the two characters find themselves paired up and searching for something they both like that they can share with the class, they initially think they have nothing in common. Ms. Possum gives them a chance to find a compromise. The characters are at the forefront throughout, with bold colors and simplified expressions. Every spread has no more than four panels and is focused on building the character while backgrounds become secondary. Visually this is a very successful format for primary grades, with an effective introduction that has the characters explain how to recognize speech and thought bubbles in addition to directions on how to read a graphic novel. The characters are relatable, albeit gender stereotyped. While the theme of going back to school is common, how Chi-Chi and Pey-Pey's friendship is ultimately built allows for each of them to shine. VERDICT A solid choice for libraries that circulate graphic novels to younger readers, but may get lost among more unique early graphic novels characters.—Danielle Schwessinger - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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