Bound To Stay Bound

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 Boris and the worrisome wakies
 Author: Lester, Helen

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 566041 ISBN: 9780544640948
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Sleep -- Fiction
 School stories
 Badgers -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Boris has trouble sleeping during the day, which is bedtime for badgers, causing him to fall asleep at night school and miss such delights as exploding science experiments, funny jokes, and badgerball games.

 Illustrator: Munsinger, Lynn
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 189518
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 71171

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (02/15/17)
   Booklist (04/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2017 “Everyone join the chorus! Here comes snoring Boris. What does he do? Bore us!” Badger cubs in Boris’ class chant this singsongy rhyme as the sleepy badger shuffles into the classroom and nods off during school activities. The source of Boris’ snoozy attitude is a case of the “worrisome wakies,” the bevy of excuses Boris has for staying awake at bedtime, which, naturally for nocturnal badgers, occurs at daybreak. “I’m hunnnnngry!” “I can’t find my ice skates!” “I think my PJs are on backwards!” Boris is exhausted when it is time to get up for school, and any attempts to rouse the badger cub are futile, until he realizes he’s missing out on fun activities. Lester’s lively, chucklesome story includes exaggerated statements, onomatopoeia, rhyming chants, and shifting text sizes, which all add to the fun atmosphere. Munsinger brings Lester’s story to life with detailed watercolor scenes filled with warm, fuzzy badgers and an array of hilarious facial expressions. Kiddos with bedtime battles might find some solidarity with Boris. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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