Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Kleber, Dori

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 523828 ISBN: 9780763668198
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Origami -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $20.06

A creative young boy looks for, then finds a way to become an origami master--and perhaps a chance to make a new friend at the same time.

 Illustrator: Karas, G. Brian
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 182223
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 68843

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/01/16)
   School Library Journal (00/04/16)
   Booklist (05/01/16)
 The Hornbook (00/05/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/01/2016 In this testament to the adage “practice makes perfect,” young Joey, who loves folding, wants to become a master at origami. After learning about the Japanese art form at school, he practices on pieces of paper at home, using items such as his homework and his sister’s sheet music. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his crooked and crumpled results, and when he starts folding his mother’s dollar bills, he is told to stop. He is disheartened until the owner of a neighborhood restaurant invites him to try folding napkins. With a place to practice, he finally becomes a true master—and even manages to find a kindred spirit. Karas’ gouache-and-pencil illustrations clearly convey Joey’s fascination with folding, and the frustration he feels at not being able to practice. The cast is wonderfully multicultural: African American Joey learns about origami from a Japanese American parent, and is given a place to practice by a Mexican American restaurant owner. With engaging text, charming illustrations, and bonus instructions for an origami ladybug, this is a winner. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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