Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Le, Minh

 Publisher:  Knopf (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 554672 ISBN: 9780593377468
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Ability -- Fiction
 Growth -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

Two Asian parents take in the challenges and fun times of the blur of childhood when nothing can stand in the way of their daughter as she takes the world by storm: always on the move and darting into danger! All too soon, she is zipping through the days, and zooming over the years.

 Illustrator: Santat, Dan

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/22)
   Booklist (04/01/22)

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Booklist - 04/01/2022 For the parents of the infant in this picture book, the time goes by in a blur of sleepless nights, endless diapers, and supersonic screaming until suddenly the infant learns to walk and becomes a blur herself, running unknowingly into traffic and leaping onto beds in superhero capes, while shell-shocked parents race behind. And although the time occasionally stops for sweet moments, that baby is soon a young woman driving herself to college, and the parents waving goodbye don’t know how it happened so fast. It’s all a blur. Similar to their previous collaboration, Drawn Together (2018), Lê and Santat again use Asian American characters to tell the story of family members in a state of tension finding their way to tenderness. The Blur is an unapologetic two-hankie weeper of a tale for anyone who has witnessed a child growing up faster than predicted (which would be, let’s face it, all parents). Most notably, while Lê’s words are moving, Santat’s trademark emotionally exaggerated artwork is as humorous and high energy as ever, with layers of images providing the skillful time lapse familiar to any parent. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This prestigious pair knows how to produce crowd-pleasers, and this will be particularly popular when graduation season rolls around. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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