Bound To Stay Bound

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 Invisible web
 Author: Karst, Patrice

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 507581 ISBN: 9780316524964
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Love -- Fiction
 Belonging (Social psychology) -- Fiction
 Human beings -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal that there are strings connecting people all over the world, that become tangled sometimes but always help us be one big family.

 Illustrator: Lew-Vriethoff, Joanne

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (03/15/20)
   Booklist (04/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2020 This companion to The Invisible String (2018) expands upon Karst's idea that we are all inconspicuously linked to those we love. Here, she posits that we are also connected through an invisible web with everything in the universe, including humans, plants, animals, climate, and ancestors. She cites examples of a neglected web (lonely Luisa is excluded at lunch; sad Stefano's friend Marcos bullies him; Mrs. Patel struggles alone with her work) but insists that a concerted effort by everyone to maintain this hidden network will result in a better world. Karst's text, while overly sentimental and somewhat didactic, offers a useful message about the importance of world harmony. Lew-Vriethoff's digital illustrations help to clarify the text and promote the story's message of empathy and social justice. Throughout, the characters and artwork are encircled by a red string carried in the beak of a robin. Peace and kindness are worthy ideals, and the book will find an audience with fans of this author. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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