Bound To Stay Bound

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 Between two windows
 Author: Morris, Keisha

 Publisher:  Harper (2024)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [48] p., col. ill., 26 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 659342 ISBN: 9780063235106
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Friendship -- Fiction
 Apartment houses -- Fiction
 Drawing -- Fiction

Price: $23.98

A blossoming friendship is formed by two children passing drawings across the clothesline between their apartment windows.

   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/23)
   School Library Journal (11/01/23)
   Booklist (01/01/24)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/23)
 The Hornbook (00/01/24)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2023 PreS-Gr 3—Kayla and Mateo live in different apartment buildings, but their windows are directly across from each other. One day, when they are both bored, they find that there is a clothesline on a pulley that will allow them to send things to each other. They both like drawing, so they start creating adventures together on paper. When the handyman in the building takes down the clothesline, the kids have to figure out a new way to share ideas. This is an inventive story about how working together is better than working alone. The artwork, a combination of cut-paper with markers or crayon drawings, is wonderfully effective—the cut-paper is vibrant and full, while the drawings, with an unfinished childlike feel, perfectly convey that this is the adventure that Kayla and Mateo are sharing. In addition to enjoying the story on its merits, readers will be inspired to create adventures of their own. VERDICT A terrific, imaginative piece of make-believe, perfect for a library read-aloud with excellent opportunities for extending the story.—Debbie Tanner - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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