Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Graves, Keith

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 393756 ISBN: 9781626722255
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Prehistoric peoples -- Fiction
 Prehistoric animals -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Pets -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.88

When a cave boy gets a 'puppy,' things don't quite turn out as he expected.

   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/16)
   Booklist (02/15/16)

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Booklist - 02/15/2016 Trog may be a caveboy, but modern young readers will still be very familiar with his plight: all the toys in the world can’t make up for the fact that what Trog wants more than anything is a puppy. Then one day, he finds one! Of course, the pastel-pencil illustrations belie this claim—the “puppy” is not a puppy at all, but a toothy, crocodile-esque creature that eats everything in sight, from its dinner bowl to the sofa (which is made out of rock, in true caveman fashion). Trog is ecstatic with his new friend despite all of this, and humorous, easy-to-follow panels, laid out graphic-novel–style, document his efforts as he attempts to train, care for, and generally cheer up his increasingly miserable puppy. Eventually, the would-be pet finds its way back to its own home, and even Trog has to admit that’s for the best. Forlorn, he goes back to his old toys. But don’t despair—is that a kitty behind that boulder? - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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