Bound To Stay Bound

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 All are welcome : give what you can (Step Into Reading. Step 2)
 Author: Penfold, Alexandra

 Publisher:  Random House (2023)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 29 p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 709112 ISBN: 9780593430088
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

 Stories in rhyme
 Generosity -- Fiction
 Helping behavior -- Fiction
 Communities -- Fiction

Price: $14.99

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce kids who work together to give back to their community.

 Illustrator: Kaufman, Suzanne

   School Library Journal (10/01/23)

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School Library Journal - 10/01/2023 PreS-Gr 1—Children volunteer in their urban neighborhood to create a community garden, make donations of books and food, and empathize with others' needs. The repetitive rhyming text directs readers to "lend a hand" by working together to do good deeds, a sentiment emphasized in the refrain: "Get together. Lend a hand. Can we do it? Yes, we can!" The illustrations depict kids of various colors, shapes, abilities, and cultural backgrounds, all with rosy cheeks and cheerful smiles, engaged in simple acts of helping and kindness. VERDICT Humming with sweetness and color, this is a lovely encouragement to new readers to make one's life matter in small but important ways.—Rachel Owens - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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