Bound To Stay Bound

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 Trim saves the day (Adventures of Trim)
 Author: Hopkinson, Deborah

 Publisher:  Peachtree (2024)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 45 p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 463423 ISBN: 9781682632932
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Cats -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Helping behavior -- Fiction
 Seafaring life -- Fiction

Price: $20.48

Trim looks for a way to help his crewmates without much success, but when he discovers a big problem on the ship, it is all hands on deck.

 Illustrator: Caldwell, Kristy

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/24)
   School Library Journal (00/03/24)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2024 Gr 1–3—In her first series of early chapter books, Hopkinson gives children a taste of adventure as well as life on the high seas through the character of Trim—a lively black cat who has joined a ship's crew. The five-chapter story is based on the real adventures of British Captain Flinders, who sailed with his beloved cat while charting the coast of Australia from 1801 to 1803. As in previous titles, Hopkinson shows how everyone on a ship, from the human crew to the animal passengers, must work together. This time, Trim wants to be helpful but ends up being the opposite. He gets water everywhere while trying to help mop the deck, and he knocks over the plant specimen that the ship's artist is drawing. Finally, Trim does help by yowling when he notices water leaking from the ship's cask. The leak is fixed, and the crew's supply of freshwater is assured. Trim is content knowing he solved a "really big problem." The story's charm is enhanced by colorful illustrations that capture Trim's playful spirit and period details, from the captain's hat to the ship's rigging. VERDICT Hopkinson reminds readers that setting out on an adventure with good friends is the best way to experience our wondrous world. Recommended for chapter book collections.—Sally James - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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