Bound To Stay Bound

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 1, 2, 3, pull! (I Like To Read)
 Author: McCully, Emily Arnold

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [22] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 622422 ISBN: 9780823445097
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

 Creative ability -- Fiction
 Cranes, derricks, etc. -- Fiction
 Performing arts -- Fiction
 Elephants -- Fiction

Price: $21.18

Min wants to be in Ann's show, and after building a crane to remove the tree that has fallen on the stage, she gets her chance.

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (12/01/21)
   School Library Journal (10/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2021 PreS-Gr 2—Min, the clever elephant protagonist of 3, 2, 1, Go! and Min Makes a Machine is back in this new addition to the "I Like To Read" series. As in the previous stories, older elephant girls Ann and her friend Bess exclude Min, not allowing her to participate in their show when she asks to join them. When a storm drops a large tree on the elephants' outdoor stage, Ann and Bess cannot move the enormous trunk and decide to cancel their play. Undeterred, Min designs and builds a simple crane, saving the show and joining the older elephant girls in the performance. Concise sentences that are perfect for beginning readers accompany McCully's cartoonish pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations. The underlying STEM theme lends itself to a lesson about pulleys and problem solving.VERDICT An appealing addition to this easy reader series, this is enjoyable as a stand-alone as well.—Yelena Voysey, formerly at Pickering Educational Lib., Boston Univ. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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