Bound To Stay Bound

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 Good job, George!
 Author: O'Connor, Jane

 Publisher:  Flamingo Books (2022)

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

 BTSB No: 685605 ISBN: 9780593205631
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Helping behavior -- Fiction
 Self-confidence -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Messiness -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

George tries to be the best helper he can be, but when his parents paint the garage and their hungry dog finds her way in, the mess is George's fault and he learns he must listen to directions to succeed as a helper.

 Illustrator: Joyner, Andrew

   School Library Journal (12/01/21)

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School Library Journal - 12/01/2021 PreS-K—The author of the extremely popular "Fancy Nancy" series introduces readers to a delightful new character in this charming book. George, a mixed-race boy with tan skin and black hair, narrates. He delights in helping out. He buckles the straps in his stroller; feeds the family dog, Pogo; and shares his sandbox toys with a younger child. When he completes a small task or takes a risk, such as coming down the slide by himself, his parents always say, "Good job, George!" Things unfortunately go awry when George helps finish painting a room and realizes that he does not quite always do the right thing. All is well in the end, however, when George helps give Pogo a bath and earns another hearty "Good job, George!" Joyner's colorful and expressive illustrations echo the style of the original Curious George books by H. A. Rey. A scene at a playground features a multiethnic crowd of adults and children. VERDICT This sweet story with its message of encouragement and empowerment is perfect for the toddler and preschool set.—Sue Morgan, Hillsborough City S. D., CA - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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