Bound To Stay Bound

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 Ready or not, Woolbur goes to school!
 Author: Helakoski, Leslie

 Publisher:  Harper (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 435899 ISBN: 9780061366574
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 First day of school -- Fiction
 Sheep -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Tomorrow is Woolbur's first day of school. He can fix his own wool, write his name, and color outside the lines. And most important, he never follows the crowd. Woolbur is ready for school, but is school ready for Woolbur?

 Illustrator: Harper, Lee

   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/18)
   School Library Journal (08/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2018 PreS-K—Woolbur is a little sheep whose enthusiasm for life and all its unexpected challenges cannot be tamed, much like his wild wool hairstyle. He confidently asserts on the first day of school, "Let's go!" while his parents wonder if he's really ready. When he draws his name his own way, or paints outside the lines, his parents, teacher, and classmates often seem confused or worried, but he responds cheerfully, "I know, isn't it great?" This encouraging refrain makes him a terrific role model in the class when his fellow farm animals have trouble waiting their turn or when they worry that the cafeteria grass might taste different than it does at home. At the end of the day, he returns home on the bus and asks his Ma if she's ready for "A home-again kiss!" Harper's illustrations lend humor and authenticity to the feelings of Woolbur's classmates while showcasing his jubilant spirit. VERDICT In a long list of appealing back-to-school books, this one really makes the grade.—Jenna Boles, Greene County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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