Bound To Stay Bound

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 Cute & cuter
 Author: Townsend, Michael


 Publisher:  Knopf
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 886154 ISBN: 9780375857188
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Jealousy -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
 Animal babies -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
Cute pup Sir Yips-a-lot is best friends with his owner Janie Jane, until a cuter new pet comes along and threatens to replace him.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 159152

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/13)
   School Library Journal (05/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/20/2013 PreS-Gr 2—Janie Jane, "an expert on all things cute," receives the cutest dog ever for her birthday, Sir Yips-a-lot. The two do everything together, until one year later when Janie Jane receives "The World's Cutest Kitty" as a gift. Sir Yips-a-lot tries in vain to regain his position; he makes his cutest faces and does his cutest tricks, but to no avail. In a fit of jealousy, he pops Lady Meow-meow out the mail slot and into the dark night. His victory is short-lived as Janie Jane is inconsolable. So fearing the worst, but needing to do the right thing, the pup heads out to find Lady Meow-meow, who joyfully licks Sir Yips-a-lot while Janie Jane declares, "THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN!" From then on the three are inseparable, until one year later when Janie Jane gets the cutest octopus ever….Picture book and comic book successfully combine here. There are dialogue balloons with fun fonts (and hearts) and panels of various sizes, plus narrative text and traditional full-page pictures. The illustrations, reminiscent of Nick Jr. cartoons, are crisp, clean, and digitally colored in bright, bold shades. Excellent facial expressions add warmth, and plenty of exclamation points (including implied ones) emphasize cuteness. Sure to be popular with the comic-book and the overkill-is-funny crowds.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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