Bound To Stay Bound

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 Don't worry, Murray
 Author: Stein, David Ezra

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 846987 ISBN: 9780062845245
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Dogs -- Fiction
 Worry -- Fiction
 Courage -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Murray worries about lots of things. He doesn't want to go out in the rain. He's scared of the barking dogs at the park. Fireworks make him jump. But gradually, he learns he can be brave.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: .80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 520843

   Booklist (05/15/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/22)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/07/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2022 Murray is a cautious young pup: he'd rather not go outside in the rain, he's leery of a big dog he meets at the park, he prefers to skip a BBQ to avoid firecrackers, and going to sleep alone is out of the question. Luckily, his owner understands these fears (offering him a raincoat, much encouragement, and company while he falls asleep), and while sometimes scary things do happen, Murray feels proud that he's tried new things. This big-eyed pooch is at his comic best when imagining the horrors that might befall him: nearly drowning in a puddle, losing his tiny chew toy to an enormous dog, shrinking in terror under a barrage of fireworks, and reliving nightmares of his worst fears. Stein's mixed-media illustrations place Murray front and center, with depicted humans often shown from the waist down to conjure Murray's perspective. The illustrations include a mix of full-page and smaller spot art, which combine with the brief, easy-reader-style text to offer an entertaining look at dealing with fears. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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