Bound To Stay Bound

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 Peekity boo, what you can do!
 Author: Roemer, Heidi

 Publisher:  Holt (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 761782 ISBN: 9781250122322
 Ages: 2-5 Grades: K

 Stories in rhyme
 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Toddlers -- Fiction

Price: $20.88

Rhyming text follows a toddler's bedtime routine, from an energetic bath to choosing jammies, reading a book, cuddling with a favorite toy, and snuggling with loved ones before gently falling asleep.

 Illustrator: Wohnoutka, Mike

   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/19)
   Booklist (03/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2019 After supper, a toddler and his parents begin his evening routine: “There’s a shirt to slip off. / Socks to kick off. / Splishity splash! / Here’s Baby’s bath. / There are bubbles to pop. / Toys to kerplop! / Duck to take swimming. / Boat to take skimming.” The rhyming and near-rhyming couplets cascade toward the story’s conclusion, but along the way, Baby and his parents enjoy snuggling, singing, and looking at books. After a big hug, Baby lies down in his crib with his blankie and stuffed animals and falls asleep. It’s a familiar sequence for many kids, but that’s what makes this such a reassuring read-aloud choice for young children. The rhythmic phrases are brief and mildly amusing, while the large-scale artwork portrays a family that’s loving and resourceful, even in that sad moment when the water drains out of the bathtub. Wohnoutka’s simple, cheerful illustrations focus on the child and his parents, with just enough background to set the scenes and props to carry out the action. Just right for bedtime reading. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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