Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record
 Only one
 Author: Hopkinson, Deborah

 Publisher:  Anne Schwartz Books (2022)

 Dewey: 523.1
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 25 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 463404 ISBN: 9780399557033
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Milky Way

Price: $22.58

This picture book showcases the unique beauty of our one-and-only universe--its galaxies, stars, and planets--as well as our one-and-only Earth, and the precious life it contains.

 Illustrator: Groenink, Chuck

   School Library Journal (06/01/22)
   Booklist (01/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2022 “The story starts with one.” In this case, one blonde-haired child (a girl, according to the publisher, though gender is open to interpretation in the story) with pink socks and blue boots readies to go outside. Hand-drawn pictures of nature and space on the walls and a community flyer hint at her mission. First, she tells a big brother about the big bang, galaxies, and stars, which convinces him to join her. As they head into the neighborhood, more kids join them as the girl explains the sun and its planets. Traveling still further into a forest, she continues with the earth, its continents, terrain, millions of species, and billions of humans. Soft illustrations contrast the earth-toned colors of the kids’ surroundings with giant light-filled thought bubbles that depict the girl's descriptions. When the kids arrive at a tree-planting event, the text emphasizes that Earth is our one and only planet and that one person can make a difference. Hopkinson leaves readers with a successful blend of conservation with earth and space science. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 06/01/2022 K-Gr 3—This informative picture book starts with a blonde gender-neutral child (likely a girl, as the book is dedicated to Greta Thunberg) telling a blonde sibling about one speck that exploded to create our universe. They travel outside where they are joined by a few other children, of more diverse backgrounds, as the child explains about the stars and planets in our galaxy and then about the atmosphere, terrain, and millions of species on Earth. The Earth is described as "our one and only planet to care for, love and preserve" and the closing pages show the child, along with other children and adults, planting a tree. Simple text clearly informs young readers about earth and space science as well as environmental conservation. The illustrations perfectly match the text and help define new terms such as how some galaxies have names that match their shape (Cartwheel, Sunflower, Sombrero, Tadpole). The artwork has soft strokes yet vibrantly brings to life our marvelous universe. Hopkinson has taken complex science and presented it in a way that even the youngest of readers will understand. VERDICT This book is important to add to all collections because of its comprehensive look at the universe and message about the importance of protecting the planet.—Heidi Dechief - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

View MARC Record