Bound To Stay Bound

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 Lost gift : a Christmas story
 Author: George, Kallie

 Illustrator: Graegin, Stephanie

 Publisher:  Schwartz & Wade Books
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 374560 ISBN: 9780553524819
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Christmas -- Fiction
 Gifts -- Fiction
 Forest animals -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
Four animal friends--Bird, Rabbit, Deer, and Squirrel--deliver a package for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 186832

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/16)
   School Library Journal (10/01/16)
 The Hornbook (00/11/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—A quartet of young woodland animals are staying up late to catch sight of Santa flying overhead in his sleigh. They are thrilled to spot him and to wave, but when a gust of wind knocks a present out of his sleigh and it falls to the ground, the friends retrieve it and undertake a laborious journey to bring it to its intended recipient, a baby in a farmhouse, with Squirrel grumping the whole time. When they arrive back home, there's a present waiting for them, with a thank you note from Santa. There isn't much of a story here, but the sweet and slightly dorky expressions of the animals, the cartoon appeal of the illustrations, and the friends' delight at the baby's happiness will charm young readers. VERDICT A cheerful choice for lapsits or storytime.—Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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