Jay and The Bounty of Books

Jay and The Bounty of Books

by Randall Ivey, Chuck Galey
     
 

Worried about the time her son spends watching TV, Jay's mother drives him to the library to pick out books to read. As Jay devours more books, he grows to be a giant boy full of stories and knowledge. The oversized Jay becomes famous, but his parents search for a way to get their little boy back to size. An expert comes up with a solution to his unusual problem in

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Worried about the time her son spends watching TV, Jay's mother drives him to the library to pick out books to read. As Jay devours more books, he grows to be a giant boy full of stories and knowledge. The oversized Jay becomes famous, but his parents search for a way to get their little boy back to size. An expert comes up with a solution to his unusual problem in this picture book about the joy of reading.

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K-Gr 3
To get him away from the television, Jay's mother takes him to the library where he gets stacks of books about dinosaurs and robots, animals and pirates, and more. Jay takes them outdoors and continues to read until he falls asleep. When he wakes, he has become a giant. An expert tells his worried parents that the stories from all the books he read has made him grow; to return to his original size, Jay must share them with others. In doing so, " . . . his stories gave all of his listeners, man and woman, boy and girl, young and old, what they needed to become giants themselves-in their own way." Children may miss this abstract and rather heavy-handed message about the value of reading. The average-quality watercolors do a serviceable job of capturing the action.
—Luella TeutonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589803725
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Randall Ivey is a professor of English composition and literature at the University of South Carolina. This is his first children's book.

Chuck Galey opened his own illustration studio in 1985. In addition to My Brother Dan's Delicious, SantaSaurus, Jazz Cats, and Rock 'n' Roll Dogs, all published by Pelican, he has illustrated more than thirty educational books.

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