Bound To Stay Bound

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 Beachy and me
 Author: Staake, Bob

 Publisher:  Random House (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 842440 ISBN: 9780385373142
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Stories in rhyme
 Whales -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Islands -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

It's summertime, but Pixie Picklespeare is lonely on the tiny island she lives on with her family ... until one day when she makes friends with a whale!

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 182698

   School Library Journal (00/04/16)
   Booklist (04/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2016 You might think that Pixie has it made in the shade. She lives in a pink house on her own tiny island, where she operates a lighthouse and plays all day. Unfortunately, as the island’s only resident, Pixie is lonely. And worse—bored. That all changes when a hulking blue whale named Beachy washes up on shore. Pixie rushes to his aid, and in a comical sequence of illustrations, the small girl is shown heaving, shoving, tugging, and rolling the whale toward the water. Finally back in the ocean, Beachy declares, “I’ll be your true-blue friend.” Boredom, farewell! The pair spend the entire summer swimming and riding waves, until the time comes for Beachy to migrate—though he promises to return. Staake’s (My Pet Book, 2014) signature digital illustrations boast a summery array of colors and big-eyed, rounded figures that bring humor and unguarded expressions (glee, face-melting ennui) to every spread. As the rhyming text bounces evenly along, young readers will be swept away by this whale of a friendship tale. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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