Bound To Stay Bound

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 Pizza and Taco : too cool for school (Pizza And Taco)
 Author: Shaskan, Stephen

 Publisher:  Random House (2022)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 58 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 808731 ISBN: 9780593376072
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 First day of school -- Fiction
 School stories
 Humorous fiction

Price: $16.79

Best friends Pizza and Taco are ready to head back to school, but there are lots of other cool kids, like Cheeseburger and B.L.T. In graphic novel format.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 516780

   School Library Journal (08/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2022 Gr 1–3—Pizza and Taco are excited for the first day of school. Sporting new backpacks and ready to make new friends, the pair is ready for what the school year holds. When new kid B.L.T. arrives, all of the kids (anthropomorphized treats like burgers, hot dogs, and chocolate cake), try to prove how cool they are. The sandwich wears sunglasses and speaks in two-word, nonchalant sentences. Pizza finds sunglasses in the lost and found box and hopes to impress their new friend, but they keep getting to class late, resulting in detention with the crabby Mr. Apple. This graphic novel early chapter book features bright primary colors, dynamic panels, and hilarious digital art that includes talking tacos and pizzas with arms and legs drawn in. The expressive faces of the characters and the food-related puns will elicit giggles from the intended readers. The themes of popularity, trying to fit in, and being yourself will resonate with younger elementary students. VERDICT A fun, early graphic novel back-to-school pick for read-alouds or pleasure reading.—Shelley M. Diaz - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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