Bound To Stay Bound

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 How to get your teacher ready
 Author: Reagan, Jean

 Illustrator: Wildish, Lee

 Publisher:  Knopf
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 741453 ISBN: 9780553538250
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 School stories
 Teachers -- Fiction
 Helping behavior -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
Explains how to help your teacher get ready for events in the school year.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 190171

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/17)
   School Library Journal (08/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—The sweetness of this book will entice readers young and old. Reagan provides guides to basic school rules, celebrations like 100 Days and class plays, and even the bittersweet moment of moving up a grade. These are meant to put kids at ease with school situations and let them know they're not alone. As the most recent edition in the "How To…" series, this book plays to adult readers, amusing parents, while giving kids a light structure for their student experience, and reflecting gently but profoundly on the special role that teachers play in their students lives. Though the flow of the book is a bit unfamiliar—definitely a "how to" rather than a narrative—it is an effective method to build empathy and appreciation for the formative day-to-day work of educators. Wildish's illustrations are soft, expressive, full of hugs and smiles and silly faces, and add to the light and upbeat tone. Missteps like a thin-lined font choice and an oddly light hand on character faces distract from but don't derail the experience. VERDICT A tender read-together for an early elementary or pre-K audience, this is a surprisingly thoughtful read for parents and teachers to share and discuss with children.—Emilia Packard, Austin, TX - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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