Bound To Stay Bound

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 Cody and the rules of life (Cody)
 Author: Springstubb, Tricia

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 167 p., ill., 20 cm

 BTSB No: 841552 ISBN: 9780763679200
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Toys -- Fiction

Price: $19.48

When prized possessions start going missing, Cody must decide for herself who is trustworthy and who is not.

 Illustrator: Wheeler, Eliza
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 188390
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 70595

   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/17)
   School Library Journal (03/01/17)
   Booklist (04/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/04/17)
 The Hornbook (00/05/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2017 Gr 1–3—The rules of life can be a bit confusing. Cody, the young and excitable protagonist, learns this lesson the hard way when she agrees to trade favorite stuffed animals with her best friend Pearl. When the toy goes missing, things get complicated and Cody is faced with a moral dilemma. Cody is a very approachable, well-meaning, and relatable character who has a passion for bugs. Cody's older brother also plays a key role in this story. He is often more excited about his bike than spending time with his little sister, which prompts Cody into actions she regrets. The story is a tad predictable and not particularly fresh in themes, but readers will still appreciate how Cody copes with family, friends, and the complications that life brings. VERDICT Recommended for chapter book collections, especially those lacking depictions of strong female protagonists.—Ashley Prior, Lincoln Public Library, RI - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 04/01/2017 In Cody’s excitement over having her first sleepover at Pearl’s house, she goes along with her friend’s suggestion to switch stuffed animals. She misses Gremlin immediately, painfully. Wanting to prove that she’s “trusty,” Cody tries to stick it out, but ends up taking desperate measures. Simultaneously, her brother deals with the theft of his new bike. Written with verve and style, this nicely illustrated chapter book delves into Cody’s emotions as she wrestles with her conscience, accuses a neighbor of stealing, and tries to make everything come out right. This chapter book from the Cody series handles a tough issue with sensitivity and balance. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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