Bound To Stay Bound

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 Waiting for high tide
 Author: McClure, Nikki

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [42] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 620733 ISBN: 9781419716560
 Ages: 7-9 Grades: 2-4

 Beaches -- Fiction
 Marine animals -- Fiction
 Tides -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

While waiting with family members for high tide to come in, a youngster who is very knowledgeable about the seashore and what lives there helps to build a raft.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 182154

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/15/16)
   Booklist (+) (04/01/16)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2016 *Starred Review* While waiting for high tide, Mama, Papa, and Grandma help a young boy build a raft from logs and poles washed up on the mudflats along the beach. A detailed page shows miscellaneous flotsam stranded by the outgoing tide: four clamshells, a bedraggled heron wing feather, and, a true score, pink sunglasses with one lens missing. Tough-shelled barnacles crackle and make a squizzling sound, gulls squawk, clams feed on plankton in the rising water, and the boy’s family shares a picnic. The finished raft floats! Tied securely to an anchor, it’s now a diving platform, and the family jumps off in giant splashes and swims to shore and back, again and again, as the rosy sunglasses drift into the sea and sink to the bottom. McClure’s distinctive artwork—intricate black paper cut-outs and fountain pen—has never been richer. The simple palette of black, white, and blue, accented with the occasional pink (the sunglasses, the heron’s long legs, the gulls’ feet), is stunning. Children will love searching for the marine animals and detritus. Delicately penned endpapers illustrate the steps in raft-building and some shore creatures. A celebration of the natural beauty of a summer’s day on the Olympic Coast. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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