Bound To Stay Bound

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 Prairie that nature built
 Author: Lorbiecki, Marybeth

 Illustrator: Morrison, Cathy

 Publisher:  Dawn
 Pub Year: 2014

 Dewey: 577.4
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 586882 ISBN: 9781584694915
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Prairie ecology
 Grassland ecology
 Prairie animals

Price: $6.50

Nature on the prairie, including both wildlife and wildfire, is a rich and closely knit ecosystem, as reflected in the interlocking verses of this simple story. Endnotes present facts, activities, related games, and resources.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 174767
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 10.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 64571

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/14)
   School Library Journal (-) (12/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2014 PreS-Gr 2—Written in verse, this picture book describes the sky, ground, and subterraneous life of the prairie ecosystem using "This Is the House That Jack Built" as its basis. For a repeating poem to succeed, readers must be enticed to repeat the words. Unfortunately, this text does not tempt ("Making good earth from animal poo"), nor do the words roll easily off the tongue ("Prairie dogs dig tunnels galore—/Lucky for owls, snakes, ferrets and more!"). Overly vivid illustrations cram every page, crowding out any sense of the open expanse of the prairie, and the staring eyes of owls, prairie dogs, and rabbits are unnerving. The switch from horizontal to vertical spreads at one point also mars the design. This book doesn't capture the spirit of the prairie; strictly additional.—Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Fairfax County Public Library, VA - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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