Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney!

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It's the 4th of July and all over town, people are getting ready. Jenny Sweeney gives her dog, Rags, a bath. All the preparations lead up to the big parade and a night of bright fireworks. It's a great day. "Happy Birthday, USA!"

Town residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July with food, a parade, and fireworks.

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Overview

It's the 4th of July and all over town, people are getting ready. Jenny Sweeney gives her dog, Rags, a bath. All the preparations lead up to the big parade and a night of bright fireworks. It's a great day. "Happy Birthday, USA!"

Town residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July with food, a parade, and fireworks.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Jenny prepares for the town's Fourth of July parade by washing, chasing, and finally putting a red bow on her dog. She observes Mrs. Berger hanging up flags, the Hill family having a picnic, and firefighter Mike washing his truck. Sometimes the story's rhyming couplets seem forced, as in "Jimmy Yang sips lemonade./Look! It's time for the parade!" and other times they are just right: "Gladly, proudly, down the street, joyful music, marching feet." The double-page, colorful cartoon illustrations honor America's melting pot by showing an Indian family proudly holding their citizenship papers, a brown-skinned woman mayor, and various other townspeople. The wide green lawns, the manicured flower gardens, and the lovely lakeside setting suggest an idealized Middle America. The book ends with a page about the nation's birth that includes an abbreviated story of the Declaration of Independence. Janet S. Wong's Apple Pie Fourth of July (Harcourt, 2002) and Harriet Ziefert's Hats Off for the Fourth of July (Viking, 2000) are stronger entries on this holiday.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Kimmelman and Cote (Round the Turkey, 2002) look at another holiday with a fairly clumsy, if well-intentioned, salute to the Fourth of July. Sturdy, uninspired couplets take young readers through an Independence Day: "Sun's up high, / Fourth of July! / Lots of preparation / for a day of celebration." So it goes, as the good people of Podunk get primed for the festivities. "Mr. Hill fires up the grill. / All the family eats their fill. / Katie toots her piccolo. / Jenny ties a big red bow." And people there are aplenty, in a rather ham-fisted display of multiculturalism: "The Dalal family smiles proudly. / 'We're Americans now!' they proclaim loudly." Luis salutes the flag; Jimmy Yang sips lemonade. On the other hand, there is a parade with bicycles and a band, a mayor speechifying from a gazebo on the town green, and barbeques, fireworks, and a dog causing a ruckus, while the artwork has a good-natured clunkiness that fits the text. To close, Kimmelman has composed a page of facts about the Fourth: the reason for the design of the flag, key players behind the Declaration of Independence, the national bird, and the Liberty Bell. (Picture book. 4-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807531525
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.98 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Posted June 25, 2009

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    Great 4th of July book!

    A simple book of tradition and celebration. Cote's illustrations make this book a 'must have' for all July 4th festivities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2007

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    Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney is a pleasant read. The author attempts to rhyme, but the beat feels forced in areas. Kimmelman, mostly known for How Do I Love You, keeps the sentences short and sweet. In fact, although available in hardcover only, the 32-paged book could be enjoyed by a 2-year old. As an appendix to the book, the author ends with a short explanation of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, and the National Bird. Nancy Cote¿s artwork is run of the mill, yet I like it. The pictures tell the story better than the Kimmelman¿s words, and there¿s loads of details to uncover. The watercolor images are bright, colorful, and very expressive. William¿s enjoyed Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney because it¿s simple, and easy for a child to grasp. In addition, the doggy antics add charm, and appeal. Kimmelman¿s attempt to educate our youngsters at the end earns her bonus points, plus, I appreciate the diversity aspects as well.

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