Bound To Stay Bound

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 Crab cake : turning the tide together
 Author: Tsurumi, Andrea

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [48] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 891270 ISBN: 9780544959002
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Marine animals -- Fiction
 Ocean -- Fiction
 Disasters -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Under the sea, a crab follows its heart and its calling, bringing everyone together in the wake of a disaster.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 501767

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (10/01/18)
   School Library Journal (00/12/18)
   Booklist (11/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2018 In this follow-up to Tsurumi’s well-received Accident!? (2017), many creatures go about their business under the sea: “Clownfish hides in the stinging anemone. Manta Ray gets cleaned . . . [and] Scallop does loop-de-loops,” while Crab . . . well, “Crab bakes cakes.” Quite how one bakes underwater when everybody else is doing biologically appropriate, if anthropomorphized, activities is entirely beside the point, especially when suddenly “there’s a BIG SPLASH!” and lots of garbage is dumped into their world from a boat that had been circling ominously on the back cover. This trauma causes everyone to freeze up, except for Crab, who carries on baking, bringing everybody together around good food and inspiring them to collaboratively return the mess to land, along with a message to humans: “Come get your junk!” While entertaining, as evidenced by the playful title which recalls appetizers at a seafood restaurant, it is with serious intent and empathy that these comical comics (graphite on vellum with digital coloring) successfully communicate a theme of community and environmentalism. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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