Bound To Stay Bound

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 Smashy town
 Author: Zimmerman, Andrea Griffing

 Publisher:  Harper (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [25] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 982382 ISBN: 9780062910370
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Cranes, derricks, etc. -- Fiction
 Wrecking -- Fiction
 Building -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Mr. Gilly knocks down old buildings with his crane and wrecking ball and cleans it up to make room for something brand new!

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Clemesha, David
 Illustrator: Yaccarino, Dan

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/15/20)
   Booklist (04/01/20)
 The Hornbook (00/05/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2020 With a hardhat and a smile, Mr. Gilly strolls to work, where he blithely operates a wrecking-ball crane. As the endpapers foreshadow, a public library and city park have been planned, but first the old buildings must come down. Mr. Gilly rumbles to the site, where for four spreads he calmly wreaks havoc, described by the same exciting lines: “GO! Swing the ball, hit the wall! SMASH, SMASH, SMASH! Swing the ball, hit the wall, CRASH, CRASH, CRASH! CRUMBLE, TUMBLE, down goes brick. Is the demolition done? NO!” And repeat. Yaccarino’s colorful two-dimensional cityscape just begs to be destroyed, but parents will be pleased that, once the buildings are reduced to rubble, the ever-pleasant Mr. Gilly switches to his bulldozer and makes a point of cleaning up the terrible mess he’s made. It’s a scene with undeniable parallels to a toddler’s playtime—a loud, joyous demolition derby—that was made to be read aloud and will help the youngest readers channel their overabundant energy in a controlled, maybe even productive, manner. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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