Bound To Stay Bound

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 Itty-bitty kitty-corn (Kitty-Corn)
 Author: Hale, Shannon

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [41] p., col. ill., 31 cm

 BTSB No: 412025 ISBN: 9781419750915
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Cats -- Fiction
 Unicorns -- Fiction
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction

Price: $22.78

Kitty, who looks like a kitten yet feels like she is actually a unicorn, begins to doubt herself as others ridicule her, until she meets a unicorn that helps her discover and embrace who she is.

 Illustrator: Pham, LeUyen

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 511766

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/21)
   Booklist (02/15/21)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/21)
 The Hornbook (00/07/21)

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Booklist - 02/15/2021 A tiny kitty wishes desperately to be a unicorn. She dons a pointy paper horn, prances her pawed hooves, gallops on her tiny legs, puffs up her pink tail, and neighs, but her friends Parakeet and Gecko remain decidedly unimpressed. Then a real unicorn appears, making kitty feel smaller than a ball of lint, until he slips on a headband with fuzzy, pink ears and confesses that he is actually a kitty-corn, just like her. This newest Hale-Pham collaboration features appealing characters, laugh-out-loud humor, and clever plot twists—a talent that earlier endeared these creators to The Princess in Black (2015) fans. Pham's brightly colored digital art extends the text in several places: for example, the opening endpapers depict Kitty crafting her horn, while the closing ones portray Parakeet and Gecko clowning around with their own headgear. The text is kept brief, allowing the artwork to shine, and the use of colors for Kitty's and Unicorn's speech identifiers helps to clarify the details of this original but never cloying friendship.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The publisher is pulling out all the stops for these kidlit dynamos, offering floor displays, event and activity kits, and lots of online buzz. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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