Bound To Stay Bound

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 Work, dogs, work : a highway tail
 Author: Horvath, James

 Publisher:  Harper
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 464481 ISBN: 9780062189707
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Roads -- Maintenance and repair -- Fiction
 Construction workers -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Duke and his construction crew of worker dogs race to build and repair a highway from the city to the beach.

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/14)
   School Library Journal (08/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2014 PreS-Gr 2—Horvath's industrious dogs are back on the job in this third book featuring Duke and his crew. This time, the boys have a highway to build, and, with the same perfect balance of humor and information characteristic of Build, Dogs, Build (2014) and Dig, Dogs, Dig (2013, both HarperCollins), the author escorts readers through the process of constructing a road. The narrative verse, in four-line rhyming stanzas, never falters, regardless of the equipment needed or task at hand, making for a satisfying read-aloud that is also accessible to beginning readers. The full-page digital illustrations are perfectly suited to the audience, with bold colors, a cartoon flair, and just enough detail to invite children to linger. Feline fans will appreciate the cameo appearance of Jinx on every spread, and the dogs look like they're having so much fun, adults may wonder what's in their coffee. Construction junkies and Horvath fans alike will welcome this book in their libraries, while those new to the series will surely seek out the other titles.—Lynn Van Auken, Oak Bluffs School, Oak Bluffs, MA - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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