Bound To Stay Bound

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School Library Journal - 06/01/2012 PreS-K—This heartwarming story told with very few words will have children laughing out loud. A funky-looking dog (actually so homely, he's adorable) acts up at home and is reprimanded by his human. He runs away, gets lost wandering the streets, and meets a rough crowd of street cats and dogs. They are friendly to him and become envious when the boy comes to find him, using a big flashlight in the pouring rain. As the boy and dog reunite, there are lots of big hugs and sloppy kissing. The two fall asleep together in the boy's bed that night. The short, snappy dialogue, "Here, dog!/Dear dog./No more need to fear, dog./Missed dog./Kissed dog./Best friend can't resist dog," will appeal to children with short attention spans. What makes this title special is how few words and minimal illustrations can communicate such an array of emotions and feelings. The artwork is done in digital fusion with pencil, acrylics, print paper, and collage. A great choice for storytimes or sharing one-on-one. Spot-on.—Anne Beier, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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