Bound To Stay Bound

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 Everybody in the red brick building
 Author: Wynter, Anne

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 970789 ISBN: 9780062865762
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Noise -- Fiction
 Apartment houses -- Fiction
 Sleep -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

In the middle of the night, a chain reaction of noises wakes the residents of an urban apartment building, and then lulls them back to sleep.

 Illustrator: Mora, Oge
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 517543

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/01/21)
   Booklist (+) (10/01/21)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/11/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/01/2021 *Starred Review* Sounds rise to a crescendo and then descend into quiet in this rollicking roller coaster of a book. Like “The House That Jack Built,” this is a cumulative tale, but the lines that repeat on each page are about noises, not objects. The setting is a three-story red-brick building. It’s night, rendered in thick, Van Gogh–like blue-black swoops. A baby wakes up with a “WaaaAAH!” The cry causes a parrot to let out a “RraaK! Wake up!” Three boys having a sleepover, now wide awake, pitter-patter and stomp around. A girl releases her rocket out the window (“Pssheew!”). A cat asleep in a window box leaps onto a police car, setting off its screaming siren. Caldecott Honor Book author-illustrator Mora uses her trademark collage illustrations to spectacular effect, with rising and falling lettering mimicking sounds, along with lots of yellow bands of light and moving characters that heighten interest. The peak of the cacophony is reached with all the noises shown and all the lights on in the house, until the adults start quieting the baby, the boys, the rocket girl—and the sounds subside to small ones, ending with the baby listening to the pah-poom pah-poom pah-poom of the mother’s heart. A sound-evocative tour de force. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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