Bound To Stay Bound

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 House that's your home
 Author: Lloyd-Jones, Sally

 Publisher:  Schwartz & Wade Books (2015)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 581236 ISBN: 9780375858840
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Home -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Celebrates all the things that make one's home special, including the family that dwells there.

 Illustrator: Dyer, Jane

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (11/15/14)
   School Library Journal (01/01/15)
 The Hornbook (00/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—A house is just a building, but a home is made up of all the pieces on the inside. Lloyd-Jones tells the tale of a young girl and the parts that make up her home in rhythmic, hand-lettered text. The story builds on repetition and travels through a day with the main character, inside her home and further into her community. "And your Swing is to swing you./Right up to the sky/Up over the wall/Up, up till you see/Swallows and cornfields/And tractors and sheep/And the world that is waiting below." Dyer's gouache and pencil pictures include a balanced variation of spreads and closer images with greater white space behind them. The images reveal the finer details of a young child's life and draw together the broad story line. Although the words are charming and the pictures are captivating, the book does paint a very privileged, middle-class version of what constitutes a home. According to this title, it means having a full family, a large house, a yard with a swings- et, a bike, lots of toys, and much more. For communities that can relate to this standard of living, this selection will be well received as a read aloud.—Megan Egbert, Meridian Library District, ID - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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