Bound To Stay Bound

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 Thank you book (Elephant & Piggie book)
 Author: Willems, Mo

 Publisher:  Hyperion Books for Children (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 57 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 949619 ISBN: 9781423178286
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Gratitude -- Fiction
 Pigs -- Fiction
 Elephants -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $15.99

Summary:
Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 182276

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (+) (00/06/16)
   Booklist (08/01/16)
 The Hornbook (00/09/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2016 Willems’ beloved odd couple returns in this giggle-inducing conclusion to the Elephant and Piggie series. This time, Piggie is struck by the need to say thank you to everyone important to her. When she tells Gerald her plan, he skeptically replies, “You will forget someone.” Undeterred, Piggie exuberantly sets off on a “Thank-O-Rama” spree. From the start, readers will pick up from the illustrations that Gerald suspects Piggie will forget him. Quietly following Piggie, Gerald stands hopefully off to the side and grows increasingly agitated as Piggie hugs and thanks even the most insignificant of her friends—Ice Cream Penguin, Doctor Cat, the flies. Kids will get a kick out of seeing Gerald appear as the unthanked elephant in the living room, so to speak, until Piggie finally realizes she has forgotten her best friend and acknowledges her mistake. A relieved Gerald tells Piggie that there is someone else she has neglected to thank: the reader! This sweetly silly introduction to expressing gratitude is a fitting send-off to one of children’s literature’s favorite duos. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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