Bound To Stay Bound

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 Billy & Rose : forever friends
 Author: Hest, Amy

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 42 p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 441473 ISBN: 9781536214192
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Goats -- Fiction
 Pigs -- Fiction
 Best friends -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

Best friends Billy and Rose, an industrious goat and a laid-back pig, sometimes see things differently. Still, these endearing friends always find a way to work things out.

 Illustrator: Denton, Kady MacDonald
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 518128

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/22)
   Booklist (09/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/11/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2022 This inviting book for beginning readers features four stories about two good friends. Rose, a pig, lives next door to Billy, a goat. On a warm, sunny day, they tackle chores they’ve been avoiding: Billy practices the cello, while Rose washes clothes. In the fall, during a game of catch that ends in utter failure, each blames the other, but when they try encouraging each other, one of them actually catches the ball. On a bleak, snowy day, Rose and Billy open an ice-cream stand and eventually find customers: each other. And in spring, after arguing about where to hold a sleepover, they come to a reasonable compromise. The narrative magic relies less on plot twists than on the characters’ sometimes prickly but ultimately rock-solid relationship and the details that Hest includes in her storytelling. Denton’s artwork, created with watercolors and ink, reflects the tone of the writing while creating nearly human-looking, dressed-animal characters in a series of expressive, captivating illustrations. An enjoyable choice for kids learning to read or as a read-aloud for younger children. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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