Bound To Stay Bound

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 Nola's scribbles save the day
 Author: Lalli, Cristina

 Publisher:  Page Street Kids (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 23 x 25 cm

 BTSB No: 537910 ISBN: 9781624149429
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Doodles -- Fiction
 Crayon drawing -- Fiction
 Art criticism -- Fiction
 Creative ability -- Evaluation -- Fiction
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

A little girl loves to draw, but struggles when no one understands her unique doodles.

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

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2020 Nola loves drawing squiggles, swooshes, and scribbles, but other people struggle to see the beauty of her art. So she tried to force her lines into conventional shapes, like mountains and dogs, “until her hands began to tremble and her mind was all worn out . . . and she drew a blank.” In a meta twist, the young artist tumbles onto her own blank page. Soon other stymied creatives join her, only finding a way out once they put their individual talents and creativity to work. Lalli offers up a literal exploration of what can happen when people’s creativity is stifled by criticism and lack of understanding. Nola’s scribbles bring her story to life, clearly demonstrating the vital importance of each person’s unique gifts. This story works as a prompt for numerous creative disciplines, from writing to art class. Channeling the spirit of Harold and the Purple Crayon, this book can also be paired with Karen Beaumont’s I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (2005) and Kathryn Otoshi’s Draw the Line (2017). - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 04/15/2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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