Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Ruttan, Molly

 Publisher:  Nancy Paulsen (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 22 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 773666 ISBN: 9780525514466
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction
 Pet adoption -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.46

A family tries to adopt a stray alien, with unexpected results.

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/20)
   Booklist (04/01/20)
 The Hornbook (00/05/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2020 While they're out on a stroll one day, a family of five stumbles across a stray creature, lost and alone. Since he has no collar or tag, they take him home, name him Grub, and try to incorporate him into their lives, taking him for walks and teaching him tricks. But while they're excited about their new family member, Grub can't seem to adjust—and they start to wonder if he has his own family somewhere that he's missing. They decide to start looking for Grub's family. As it turns out, Grub's family may be looking for him, too. Many of the narrative details are cleverly embedded in the artwork: while the text alone reads as though the family has simply found a stray dog or cat, the illustrations clearly depict Grub as a small alien creature with stalk eyes and pointy teeth who emerges from a crashed spaceship and levitates objects in the family's house and neighborhood. Fun and layered, this is an appealing story for family bedtime reads. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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