I Am Reading: Jumping Jack

I Am Reading: Jumping Jack

by A.H. Benjamin
     
 

When Jack's uncle tells him not to eat the special jumping beans, Jack can't resist and pops them into his mouth right away. Soon his legs are tingling and he's bouncing all over town, with predictably hilarious results. Like all the I Am Reading books, this story has the perfect blend of storytelling, easy-to-read text, and colorful illustrations that is

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When Jack's uncle tells him not to eat the special jumping beans, Jack can't resist and pops them into his mouth right away. Soon his legs are tingling and he's bouncing all over town, with predictably hilarious results. Like all the I Am Reading books, this story has the perfect blend of storytelling, easy-to-read text, and colorful illustrations that is critical for building reading confidence.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—In the first book, Jack is fascinated with the jumping beans his uncle brings him from South America. After Grandma accidentally gives them to him for breakfast, he has quite the adventure at school, and she must come to his rescue. In Ugly Egg, Posy the puffin longs to lay an egg. The other birds try to advise her, but when nothing works, she adopts a huge, green-and-pink spotted egg, and they all get a big surprise when an unexpected creature hatches from it. Since most young readers won't be familiar with the unusual birds, which include loons and snow geese, the illustrations are helpful. However, youngsters may find the words harder to decipher because of the blue, snowy backgrounds. Both books have an effective balance of text and illustrations, and the funny cartoons will help readers to understand the story. Back matter in both titles includes "Strategies for Independent Readers" to guide parents and an "About the author and illustrator" page with fun facts that tie into the story.—Rachel Artley, Watertown Elementary School, TN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753462973
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
11/10/2009
Series:
I Am Reading Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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