Bound To Stay Bound

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 Dazzle makes a wish (Book Buddies)
 Author: Lord, Cynthia

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2023)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 66 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 586992 ISBN: 9781536213560
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Stuffed animals (Toys) -- Fiction
 Unicorns -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $4.91

Will lonely Maya's wish for a friend come true when she borrows Dazzle, a toy unicorn, from the library? What about Dazzle's wish for a place to belong? Will they be able to help each other make their wishes come true?

 Illustrator: Graegin, Stephanie

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   Booklist (03/01/23)

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Booklist - 03/01/2023 Although Dazzle, a toy unicorn with a sparkly tail, is happy to join the stuffed animals and dolls in the public library’s toy-lending collection, Book Buddies, he was really wishing for a home with a child all his own. Meanwhile, Maya is new in town and wishing for a friend. Her family visits the library, where Maya chooses Dazzle to go home with her. When her mother’s boss stops by their house with her daughter, Isabelle, Maya invites her to play dolls. Initially, Isabelle is bossy and plays too roughly with the fragile dolls that Maya’s grandparents sent her from Mexico. Distressed, Maya takes charge, becomes a peacemaker, and befriends Isabelle, while Dazzle finds happiness as a Book Buddy. Whether reporting discussions among the Book Buddies characters or dramatizing conflicts that challenge children, Lord’s characters find practical solutions to realistic dilemmas as the story progresses, while Graegin’s sensitive grayscale illustrations provide sympathetic portrayals of people and toys alike. It’s an engaging selection for beginning chapter-book readers and an enjoyable read-aloud choice for younger children. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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