Bound To Stay Bound

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 I'm tough!
 Author: McMullan, Kate

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 23 x 29 cm

 BTSB No: 629653 ISBN: 9780062449252
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Pickup trucks -- Fiction
 Farm life -- Fiction
 Work -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

Summary:
Follows a hard-working pick-up truck on a farm in the fall.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: McMullan, James
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 199104

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/18)
   School Library Journal (10/01/18)
 The Hornbook (00/11/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1–This new installment in the popular machine series that includes I Stink! and I'm Dirty features a bright red pickup truck. While it might not the biggest truck on the farm, what it lacks in size, it makes up in spunky attitude. The self-proclaimed "tough" hauler shows off its cab and cargo bed, revvs its engine, and gets busy transporting big loads. Undaunted by potholes, puddles, freight weight, or a winding road, the little truck delivers lumber, gravel, and hay bales with a determined grin on its anthropomorphized cab face. As in other McMullan books, there are no people in the story and the truck's cargo flies into the back unassisted; a cow, other vehicles, and a curious dog appear intermittently. The simple boisterous prose has awkwardly placed rhymes, making for a choppy read-aloud. However, playfully laid out fonts in different colors and sizes, as well as the bold full-page illustrations make up for the less-than-polished text. VERDICT Not a must, but a solid addition to many "Things That Go" collections, especially ones where other McMullan books are favored.—Yelena Voysey, formerly at Pickering Educational Library, Boston University - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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