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So Disappointed--books have fallen apart
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2020
I purchased 7 of these books from this series. My first grade students were excited when I brought them into our classroom. I have spent months teaching them how to handle books correctly--they are treasures. The first book fell apart in 2 days; the 2nd book fell apart in 4 days and now the 3rd book has fallen apart. I watch my students with these books--they don't break the spine of the book. They always use bookmarks and they are placed carefully on the bookshelves. As I have examined the books each time a student brings it up, I have found the books to not be bound that effectively. Some may say, "Purchase library bound books." As a teacher, I spend about $500 each year on books. I do not get library bound books due to the cost. Very few of my books have fallen apart and they have been in my classroom for years. I believe the problem is with this series and the way it was bound. Because of this, I give it 1 star. The students love the content; it's a shame that they keep falling apart.