Bound To Stay Bound

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 There's nothing to do!
 Author: Petty, Dev

 Illustrator: Boldt, Mike

 Publisher:  Doubleday Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2017

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

 BTSB No: 713164 ISBN: 9780399558030
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Boredom -- Fiction
 Frogs -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
Bored and unable to find anything to do, Frog asks his friends for suggestions and discovers that sometimes doing nothing is best.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 500328

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/17)
   School Library Journal (-) (10/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2— So what do you do when there is absolutely nothing to do? Nothing. That is the premise behind Petty's latest. The story follows an uneventful day in the life of Frog as he solicits advice from his animal friends, owl and pig, about how he should spend his day. Instead of offering suggestions that are of benefit to Frog, both owl and pig give quirky, self-indulgent advice ranging from sleeping all day to sniffing dirt. Frog soon becomes disenchanted when he realizes that the advice from his friends only prove that they don't have any clues about what he should do, either. Later, Frog has an epiphany and concludes that doing nothing is a great way to spend the day. Although the story attempts to use humor as a vehicle to teach a lesson about boredom, it is only mildly entertaining. Filled with clichés and semi-comedic dialogue, the story lacks any real lessons of value. On the one hand, Frog learns that in doing nothing he can find enlightenment. He then gets the idea that it would be better to do nothing as opposed to going to school. On a positive note, vibrant illustrations do make the book visually appealing, and the use of dialogue boxes make the text easy to read. VERDICT with minor humor and a lackluster story line, this book would add little value to library collections.— Andrea Jamison, Lincoln Elementary School, Calumet City, IL - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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