Bound To Stay Bound

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 This & that
 Author: Fox, Mem

 Illustrator: Horacek, Judy

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 348739 ISBN: 9781338037807
 Ages: 3-5 Grades: K

 Subjects:
 Stories in rhyme
 Mice -- Fiction
 Mother-child relationship -- Fiction
 Storytelling -- Fiction
 Bedtime -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
In rhyming text Mother mouse tells her child stories at bedtime.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 187894

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/16)
   School Library Journal (02/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—Inspired by a nonsense rhyme to calm a restless grandchild, this book maintains the silly, affectionate spontaneity of its origin. An orange mouse tells a smaller one: "I'll tell you a story of this, I'll tell you a story of that. I'll tell you a story of cavernous caves and a chimp with a magic hat. And then…" The cycle continues with the middle sentence changing to wacky and whimsical scenes of crazy giraffes, kings and queens, and terribly fat hens. Eventually the little mouse is tucked into bed with, "And I'll tell you a story of how I adore you, and then I'll give you a kiss." The bright, cartoonish illustrations perfectly match the playful tone of the text. Young readers will enjoy searching for the two orange mice in each scene. VERDICT Yet another successful read-aloud from this creative team. Purchase where their titles are popular.—Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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