Bound To Stay Bound

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 Hello, Mr. Dodo!
 Author: Frith, Nicholas John

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 359414 ISBN: 9781338089394
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Dodos -- Fiction
 Extinct animals -- Fiction
 Human-animal relationship -- Fiction
 Secrets -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Martha loves birds, so one day when she meets and makes friends with a Dodo, a species supposed to be extinct, in the woods behind her house, she resolves to keep him secret to keep him safe--but sometimes it is hard to keep a big secret.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 187884

   School Library Journal (04/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2017 K-Gr 3—Martha, a budding ornithologist, can identify all sorts of birds. One day, she notices an unfamiliar new species and after a bit of research learns that he is a dodo. Since according to her books, dodos are supposed to be extinct, Martha conceals Mr. Dodo's existence and visits him only in secret. When she accidentally spills the beans to the neighborhood postman, a crowd of spectators arrive at her door, eager to see the rare bird for themselves. In an amusing twist, Martha introduces the mob to an imaginary dodo on her doorstep and then keeps her distance from Mr. Dodo to protect his safety. After a lonely winter, Martha sets out to find her friend and discovers, much to her delight, not one but two birds, along with an egg! The story is altogether charming, and the pacing and comedic timing are spot-on. What's more, Frith's playful, vibrant illustrations are enormously appealing. Printed in bold colors, they have a mid-century feel reminiscent of the work of artists such as Dahlov Ipcar. VERDICT Well suited for reading aloud, this bright, cheerful book is a winning choice for any picture book collection.—Lauren Strohecker, McKinley Elementary School, Elkins Park, PA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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