Bound To Stay Bound

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 Me and my big mouse
 Author: Long, Ethan

 Publisher:  Two Lions (2014)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 22 x 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 585221 ISBN: 9781477847282
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

 Mice as pets -- Fiction
 Mice -- Fiction

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Even though "my big mouse" is lovable, he can also be annoying. So how can a boy get his adoring pet to change without hurting his feelings?

   School Library Journal (06/01/14)

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School Library Journal - 06/01/2014 K-Gr 2—Michael's pet is a very big mouse named Bo, who is approximately three times Michael's size. The two friends spend all of their time together. The boy loves watching his mouse run through the house, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. He even loves when Bo gluttonously eats everything in sight. The problem is that Bo wants to be with Michael constantly, which has several annoying drawbacks, not limited to public embarrassment and a lack of privacy. When Michael finally gets away from Bo, he comes to realize how much he misses him. The two comes up with a list of boundaries, ensuring that they have quality time together and alone. The digitally rendered illustrations are overlayed with a paper texture. Kids who have undoubtedly had their own overly zealous friends will identify with Michael. This amusing story will be a hit.—Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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