Bound To Stay Bound

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 Bird house
 Author: Gomez, Blanca

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 385498 ISBN: 9781419744082
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Birds -- Fiction
 Wildlife rescue -- Fiction
 Grandmothers -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

A little girl and her abuela tend to an injured bird they find in the snow, allowing it to fly around the living room until it is ready to be released.

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/21)
   Booklist (03/15/21)
 The Hornbook (00/07/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/15/2021 Walking outdoors in winter, a little girl and her abuela find an injured bird and carry it home. Abuela cares for the yellow bird during its recovery. While healing, it lives in a cage, but sometimes Abuela lets it fly around her living room. Her granddaughter is charmed, saying, “It was fantastic. But everything was always fantastic at Abuela’s house.” Her grandmother opens the window after the bird recovers, and it flies away. In the spring, the bird returns, and, though the child would like to keep it, her abuela explains, “It doesn’t belong to us, but it can visit anytime.” The concise, well-worded text sets the tone and tells the story, while leaving plenty of space for the expressive digital illustrations to work their magic. Viewers can feel the chill in the winter-walk scenes and the brightness when spring arrives, but the warmth between the child and her grandmother is evident throughout the book. A promising debut for Gómez, a Spanish artist, as a writer as well as illustrator of picture books. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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