Bound To Stay Bound

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 Frustrating book! (Unlimited squirrels)
 Author: Willems, Mo

 Publisher:  Hyperion Books for Children (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 81 p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 949529 ISBN: 9781368074827
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Emotions -- Fiction
 Squirrels -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $19.08

Squirrel friends introduce some new emotions to Zoom Squirrel.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 518656

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/22)
   School Library Journal (07/01/22)
   Booklist (08/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2022 K-Gr 2—The Unlimited Squirrels are back with a new book full of humorous vignettes in a comic-style format that will induce an unlimited amount of laughs from readers. Zoom Squirrel and his supportive friends are discussing the important topic of feelings. The squirrels are showcasing a variety of emotions from disappointed to frustrated, and the most important: love. Zoomy is surprised to find that some of these new feelings are not what was expected. Sprinkled within the main story line, or the "Big Story," are scenes between characters that are full of wordplay designed to appeal to readers of a variety of ages. "Acorn-y" jokes also grab the attention of emergent readers. The graphic novel style format and book design works to build reading skills by clearly laying out text in a wide array of sizes and colors. This delightful book is sure to have lasting appeal for young readers and fans of the author's "Elephant & Piggie" series. VERDICT A masterly blending of relevant childhood themes with nuanced humor that will make both kids and their grown-ups giggle.—Claire Moore - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 08/01/2022 In the zany fifth entry in the Unlimited Squirrels series, Zoom Squirrel stops by his pals’ “feelings” kiosk and eagerly tries on proffered new emotions. First up is disappointment. Zoom is ready, but the hawker squirrels consult their clipboard schedule and advise a “disappointment appointment, leaving Zoom dismayed at the delay. An alternative emotion, frustration, is temptingly offered, but when that feeling is out of stock, Zoom sees red. The squirrels check their inventory and find a favorite old feeling to embrace: “LOVE!” Speech bubbles with bold-faced words, plenty of pleasing repetition, and “emote-acorn” emojis all support readers in their understanding of the text and naming and recognizing emotions in themselves and others. More laughs are provided by “Acorn-y” joke pages, and conversations are encouraged with Research Rodent’s question, “What do you do when you get frustrated?” Willems’ inimitable comedic timing, animated cartoon characters, and witty repartee give beginning readers all the big feels. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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