Bound To Stay Bound

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 Love, Sophia on the moon
 Author: Rissi, Anica Mrose

 Publisher:  Disney/Hyperion (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 22 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 756364 ISBN: 9781368022859
 Ages: 3-5 Grades: K

 Runaway children -- Fiction
 Mother-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Letter writing -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Moon -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

When Sophia runs away to the moon in a huff, she and her mom exchange letters.

 Illustrator: Song, Mika

   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/19)
   Booklist (01/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2020 Sophia is running away to live on the moon (i.e., under the kitchen table), where there are no time-outs and no one yells if she breaks something. She’s taken Mr. Wubbles the cat and won’t come back, no matter what. Sure, her mom may try to tempt her with letters about the cookies and spaghetti and bedtime stories she’s missing, but Sophia’s too busy riding moonicorns and drinking starlight soup and asteroid tea. Although, maybe by bedtime she misses her mom just a tad. This lovely, funny, tender story exhibits incredibly clever storytelling, starting on the illustrated title page. Told through handwritten letters between Sophia and her mother, and supported by Song’s watercolors in comforting nighttime purples and blues, this tale allows for both imagination and speculation as the story progresses. It’s terrific for representation of both cultural and family diversity, and it has excellent altruistic and guilt-free messaging about how a parent can get upset with a child but still love them—quite literally—to the moon and back. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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