Bound To Stay Bound

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 Piggy : let's be friends!
 Author: Lai, Trevor

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury (2018)

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

 BTSB No: 537354 ISBN: 9781681190686
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Pigs -- Fiction
 Moles (Animals) -- Fiction
 Shyness -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Forest animals -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Piggy and Kate invite Miles, a mole who is afraid to come out of the ground, to a tea party with all of their friends.

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (12/01/17)
   School Library Journal (02/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 PreS-K—In the story, Piggy—an adorable looking pig who wears huge red glasses and red overalls and loves to read—befriends a shy and lonely mole named Miles. Miles lives underground and longs to see the world above but is easily frightened. As a result, Miles stays underground and develops the unusual habit of sneezing whenever he is nervous. Piggy only meets Miles because the mole is unable to resist the scent of roses and freshly baked blueberry muffins coming from Piggy's yard. Piggy invites Miles to a tea party with his friends, but Miles's nervous habit of sneezing causes him to stumble, with his specially baked cake landing on his head. In embarrassment, Miles retreats underground. Piggy follows Miles, bringing along his friends and food. Soon enough, all the animals are having a good time, and Miles and Piggy have become good friends. The artwork is vibrant and the oversize emojilike heads of the characters will be appealing to young children. Further, there is comfort for all in the message that an unknown friend is right around the corner and that others can be openhearted and generous. Unfortunately, the story is a bit cloying and somewhat predictable. VERDICT This reassuring picture book will be enjoyed by fans of the first Piggy story.—Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, CA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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