Bound To Stay Bound

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 Crafty Llama
 Author: Kerr, Mike

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's Books (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 515198 ISBN: 9781681191218
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Knitting -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Llamas -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction

Price: $21.38

Summary:
Llama knits while considering what special thing she wants to do, and soon all of her friends have joined her except Beaver, who only likes to make things that are useful.

 Illustrator: Liwska, Renata

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/18)
   School Library Journal (10/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 K-Gr 2—The message of this fun story is simple and pertinent: If you do things that make you happy, you are bound to share that happiness with others. Llama is presented with a beautiful day and knows that there are tasks she should be doing, but she wants to do something special. So, she begins knitting, trying to think of what she can do on her special day, and as she knits, other animal friends join her to work on their own crafts. At the end of all her thinking, she has many special creations to give her animal friends. They love them, except for Beaver who doesn't know what to do with his gift. He has trouble understanding crafting and making unless it's useful, but with a little help from Llama, and a little crafting of his own, Beaver is able to figure out that making for fun is very useful. The illustrations are cozy and delightful, just like the text. VERDICT A fun and inspiring read-aloud for student makers and a first purchase for elementary school libraries.—Meghan Oppelt, Whitehall School District, WI - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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