Bound To Stay Bound

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 One leaf, two leaves, count with me!
 Author: Micklos, John

 Publisher:  Nancy Paulsen (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 641527 ISBN: 9780399544712
 Ages: 1-3 Grades: K

 Stories in rhyme
 Leaves -- Fiction
 Trees -- Fiction
 Seasons -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text tell the story of a year in the life of a tree.

 Illustrator: McFarland, Clive

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/17)
   School Library Journal (09/01/17)
 The Hornbook (00/04/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1—This simple counting book presents the four seasons through a rhyming text that describes the changing number of leaves on an oak tree. The story is told primarily from the perspective of a boy observing and interacting with the wildlife around the tree. Young children will enjoy the bouncy rhyming text while learning about counting, numbers, and the seasons. Numbers are included with each illustration, both in the text and with large numerals; and the leaves are counted forward to 10 through summer and then backward as the leaves turn colors and fall from the tree. The images include details that children will enjoy—from butterfly catching and birds building a nest to the joy of jumping in a pile of fallen leaves. The graphic watercolor illustrations use soft colors and simple shapes to depict different elements of nature, such as birds, rabbits, acorns, and flowers. This concept book effectively combines both counting and the seasons, and will be well received by young children. VERDICT A general purchase that will be especially useful for individual sharing.—Theresa Muraski, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Library - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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