Bound To Stay Bound

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 I'll always come back to you
 Author: Tafolla, Carmen

 Publisher:  Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 870821 ISBN: 9780802854520
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Stories in rhyme
 Separation anxiety -- Fiction
 Mother-child relationship -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

Summary:
A mother reassures her daughter that--whether their time apart has been long or short, boring or exciting--their family will soon be together again.

 Illustrator: Zong, Grace


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Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/22)
   Booklist (02/15/22)

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Booklist - 02/15/2022 This humorous and touching book speaks to children with working mommies. Leaving home for work is only temporary, and the mom in this story reassures her daughter that her departure is only a brief moment. The mother’s wildly imaginative descriptions of her work as a postal worker unfold as she assuages her daughter’s heartfelt separation anxiety: “I might have to trudge up a mountain,” “rescue a sinking canoe,” or “ride on a whale and get wet,” the mom says, ending her adventures with the comforting refrain, “But I’ll always, always, ALWAYS come back to you.” The busy mom’s inventive narratives comically line up with her morning as she multitasks her way through a frenzied routine. The rhythmic lines complemented by the sometimes silly illustrations nicely explore the anxiety or sadness children might experience upon separating from a loving guardian. The book also highlights a nurturing process of easing these worries with playful affection while simultaneously building a positive image of working mothers. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 02/15/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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