The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza

The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza

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by Laura Numeroff, Nate Evans, Lynn Munsinger
     
 

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The Jellybeans are back—this time in the library stacks to discover the varied and wonderful world of reading. When the Jellybeans go to the library to do research for book reports on the things they enjoy, Bitsy, who loves books more than anyone, is excited to bring her friends to her favorite place. Emily, who loves to dance, finds a book on ballet, Nicole,… See more details below

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The Jellybeans are back—this time in the library stacks to discover the varied and wonderful world of reading. When the Jellybeans go to the library to do research for book reports on the things they enjoy, Bitsy, who loves books more than anyone, is excited to bring her friends to her favorite place. Emily, who loves to dance, finds a book on ballet, Nicole, who loves sports, finds a book on soccer, and Anna, who loves art, finds a book on famous painters. But what about Bitsy? Can she find the perfect book, too? This energizing book promotes a love of reading by proving that there is the perfect book for everyone. Just as jellybeans are all different flavors but go great together, the girls again use their different strengths and talents to work as a team and make their school Book Bonanza a success.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the second Jellybeans book, Anna and her friends Emily, Nicole, and Bitsy remain, like the candies, “different flavors [that] go well together.” When their class has a Book Bonanza, book-loving Anna is excited, but her friends' expressions suggest they would rather be doing other things. Luckily, the librarian helps each Jellybean find the perfect book. And when Anna gets stage fright reading her report to the class, her friends give her support. Though the story line feels thin, the characters sweetly express friendship dynamics in a group setting. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
The Jellybeans of The Jellybeans and the Big Dance, appealing anthropomorphic animal best friends, are back to celebrate libraries and reading. They have very different interests, but all love jellybeans. When they are assigned to read a book about something they love and write a report for a Book Bonanza, Anna, a voracious reader, is thrilled to be able to take her friends to her favorite place, the library. There the librarian is able to find each Jellybean a perfect book for the report. On report day Anna is afraid to read hers in front of the whole class. But with the encouragement of her friends, Anna describes her love of reading to great applause. Then the Jellybeans can celebrate with their favorite candy. Although the action is low key, Munsinger's black ink outlines and watercolors create characters loaded with charm and quick to express emotions. The full-page portrait of Anna surrounded with books, holding a book to her chest with an ecstatic look on her face, could be a poster to sell the joys of reading. Bits of backgrounds serve only as props for the eager youngsters. The librarian is a friendly goose with glasses. The pictures on the covers of the books shown add to the fun. Textured glitter on the jacket is attracting. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613120514
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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