Bound To Stay Bound

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 Summer color!
 Author: Murray, Diana

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 22 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 665510 ISBN: 9780316370943
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Country life -- Fiction
 Nature -- Fiction
 Color -- Fiction
 Summer -- Fiction

Price: $21.46

Two children notice all the beautiful colors that surround them on a rainy summer day out in the country.

 Illustrator: Persico, Zoe

   Kirkus Reviews (03/01/18)
   School Library Journal (05/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—This fun concept book displays the beauty of colors in all their glory while following the summer adventures of an unnamed family. After enjoying the brilliant sun and sunflowers from the porch, a young girl and boy decide to explore. However, as they head into the forest, the sky starts to turn gray. The rain doesn't deter them at first; in fact, they discover even more wonders to see, but they do eventually have to head home. Thunder and lightning don't dampen their spirits though, and the sun makes a return at the end. The metered text follows an AABB rhyme pattern that usually ends with a color word, which is decked out in its distinctive hue and typed in an extra large font. It also features plenty of onomatopoeia. As for the illustrations, they positively sparkle with all the variety. From the glorious yellows on a bright sunny day to the thunderous grays of a rainstorm, Persico's digital brushwork paints a lush portrait of nature in summer. The flat color designs of the kids stands out against the textured backgrounds. This concept book is for a slightly older-than-average crowd. Its hues are not displayed as distinct entities like many others; rather they are featured among the whole; the same goes for the text. VERDICT A fun and beautifully painted concept book appropriate for slightly older children.—Rachel Forbes, Oakville Public Library, Ont. - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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