Bound To Stay Bound

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 Help wanted, must love books
 Author: Sumner Johnson, Janet

 Publisher:  Capstone Editions (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 21 x 25 cm

 BTSB No: 493899 ISBN: 9781684460755
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Help-wanted advertising -- Fiction
 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $18.28

Summary:
Shailey fires her dad, posts a Help Wanted sign, and starts interviews immediately when his new job interferes with bedtime story hour.

 Illustrator: Dawson, Courtney


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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 507064

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/19)
   Booklist (01/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2020 When a young African American girl’s bedtime reading routine is interrupted by her father’s busy work schedule, she fires him as storybook reader and posts an ad for a new one. Charmingly, a number of recognizable children’s book characters respond, from the Three Little Pigs to Goldilocks, each one humorously failing in a manner that mirrors their own stories—Sleeping Beauty conks out mid-sentence, the Gingerbread Man runs off with the book, and Cinderella gets soot on the pages. Things are looking bleak until the final candidate nails his interview and gets hired. Kids will have fun trying to figure out the identity of this victorious reader, who looks suspiciously familiar. Readers will easily engage with this adorable book, both through its familiar literary characters and the young girl’s love of reading with a parent, making it a welcome addition to the collections of librarians or reading specialists. Other relatable tales about loving to read include Sarah Stewart’s The Library (1995) and Sandra Pinkney’s Read and Rise (2006). - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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