Bound To Stay Bound

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 Day the mustache took over
 Author: Katz, Alan

 Illustrator: Easler, Kris

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury
 Pub Year: 2015

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 195 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 507820 ISBN: 9781619635586
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Babysitters -- Fiction
 Human behavior -- Fiction
 Twins -- Fiction
 Brothers -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $6.50

David and Nathan are twin brothers who just can't seem to keep a babysitter around for long--they've had 347 after all. Or is it 734? Either way, there's got to be someone who can handle these two. Enter: Martin Healy Discount, or 'Murray Poopins' as the boys dub him.

Mustache Series, Book 1

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 178675

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

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2015 Gr 3–6—Twin boys Nathan and David have successfully terrorized every nanny they've ever had—each poor caregiver has fled the Wolfhardt home. The siblings have achieved this feat 347 times…or was it 734? Their parents are convinced that nobody can handle the boys, and no agency in town will send them a new babysitter. When all seems lost, brilliantly mustachioed Martin Healey Discount shows up at their door. Affectionately called "Murray Poopins" by the siblings, Martin lays down the law as soon as he enters the house, at least until the boys' parents depart (issuing the threat that if Martin leaves, the family ski trip will be canceled). With the parents out of the house, Martin becomes as big a slacker as the boys, all the while using a seemingly indifferent attitude to teach them about personal responsibility. The humor in the book will certainly appeal to fans of Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (Abrams) and Lincoln Peirce's "Big Nate" (HarperCollins), and Easler's illustrations add to the hilarity. VERDICT Though sometimes the boys seem to misbehave for the sake of being bad rather than for the development of character or plot, the story is a delightful experience.—Wayne R. Cherry, Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston, TX - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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