Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Meshon, Aaron

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [41] p., col. ill., 10 cm

 BTSB No: 639622 ISBN: 9781481441759
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Grandmothers -- Fiction
 Transportation -- Fiction
 Birthdays -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

In this nearly wordless picture book, a grandmother uses every creative means of transportation necessary to deliver cookies to her grandson on his birthday.

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/15/16)
   Booklist (05/01/17)
 The Hornbook (00/03/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/01/2017 A grandmother bakes up a sweet surprise of heart-shaped cookies for her grandson, and after carefully packaging the treats, she passes the box off to the mailman, but that’s only the first step. In a nearly wordless narrative, Meshon cleverly depicts the random chain of devices used to deliver grandmother’s gift. First, the mailman is hampered by a herd of sheep, so a tractor takes the package and puts it on a ship, which takes it to a submarine, which delivers it to a whale, whose mighty spout hands it off to a helicopter. Before the gift finally lands on the boy’s doorstep, it’s also carried by train, dogsled, snowshoe, and rocket. In bold colors and cartoonish shapes with thick black outlines, Meshon fills the detailed, whimsical scenes with hearts of all sizes set in the most peculiar places, emphasizing the love inherent in both the gift and the long journey. Little ones will be especially tickled by a surprise on the closing end papers. Ideal for sharing, especially with a distant loved one. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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