Bound To Stay Bound

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 13 stories about Harris
 Author: Schwartz, Amy

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 791802 ISBN: 9780823442492
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Neighborhoods -- Fiction
 City and town life -- Fiction

Price: $22.16

Summary:
Thirteen vignettes reveal the everyday life of Harris, who makes butter with his mother, attends the birthday party of his best friend, Ayana, and begins preschool in their city neighborhood.


Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (04/15/20)
   Booklist (06/01/20)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/07/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2020 Harris is a small, blond boy who lives with his mother and father in a brick row house in a city. These microstories range from a few pages to a single-page illustration and comment, such as the eighth entry: “ ‘That’s why they call permanent markers permanent,’ Harris’ mother said.” Along with his best friend, Ayana, a Black girl who lives next door, Harris experiences a birthday party, the beach, and the park. He and his mother investigate a preschool, which he and Ayana later attend. In other adventures, Harris learns to make butter by shaking a jar of cream and takes a walk on a windy day. Because of their brevity, the chapters leave room for listeners to embellish the stories with their own creativity (“What do you think happened?”). Some scenes are presented with full backgrounds, while other pages employ spot illustrations floating on white backgrounds, often demonstrating action or the passage of time. Harris gets into some mischief, but the book’s tone remains gentle and warm. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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