Bound To Stay Bound

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 Rainstack!
 Author: Tukel, Onur

 Publisher:  Amazon Children's Publishing (2013)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [62] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 892161 ISBN: 9781477816554
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Animals -- Fiction
 Droughts -- Fiction
 Robots -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
The animals are suffering from a drought in the dry, dusty valley. But then Rabbit makes a robot that leads them to a lush new valley.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 159571

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (11/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2013 PreS-Gr 2—The animals in the valley are in terrible straits as food and water are nearly gone. But the lion is sure they can find a solution if they all just work together. Rabbit, an inventor, feels he can solve the problem on his own and invents a rain-making robot. The other creatures are not so thrilled to discover that the machine runs on carrot juice (gas and batteries aren't good for the planet), as the only food they have left is a pile of carrots. By the time the rabbit drives the robot up the mountain to make rain, with the other animals along to watch, that pile of food is small indeed. The robot begins to send warm air toward the clouds, but it accidentally rolls down the mountain. And with only one carrot left, there isn't enough fuel to drive it back up. ("'This is stressing me out,' cried the monkey.") The lion is sure that the solution still lies in working together. The animals push the robot up the mountain, make a pyramid of themselves to get it close to the clouds, and with a little additional help from the elephants at the top, it starts to rain. The lesson is clear-teamwork equals success. Tukel's pencil and ink cartoon illustrations are digitally colored and maintain a warm, friendly feel. They depict critters with spot-on expressions from various ecosystems. Good for storytimes on teamwork or inventing.—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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