Jessica

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"There is no Jessica," said Ruthie's parents. But of course there was. She ate with Ruthie, played with Ruthie, and was sorry when Ruthie was bad. Nobody could see Jessica — except Ruthie. When it came time for Ruthie to go to school, Jessica went with her. Her parents hoped Ruthie would find a friend at school who would replace Jessica. They were in for a (happy) surprise!

Ruthie does everything with her imaginary friend Jessica; and then on her first day at kindergarten, she meets a real new friend...

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Overview

"There is no Jessica," said Ruthie's parents. But of course there was. She ate with Ruthie, played with Ruthie, and was sorry when Ruthie was bad. Nobody could see Jessica — except Ruthie. When it came time for Ruthie to go to school, Jessica went with her. Her parents hoped Ruthie would find a friend at school who would replace Jessica. They were in for a (happy) surprise!

Ruthie does everything with her imaginary friend Jessica; and then on her first day at kindergarten, she meets a real new friend with the same name.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jessica, a friend only Ruthie can see, follows Ruthie to school on the first day of kindergarten. "Henkes never falters as he outlines the logic and reasoning behind Ruthie's affection for her invisible playmate," said PW. Ages 5-up. May
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688078300
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; a Caldecott Honor for Owen; two Newbery Honors, one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller; and a Geisel Honor for Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; a Caldecott Honor for Owen; two Newbery Honors, one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller; and a Geisel Honor for Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.

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    1. Hometown:
      Madison, Wisconsin
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 27, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Racine, Wisconsin
    1. Education:
      University of Wisconsin, Madison
    2. Website:

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

    A must read for children (and their parents) just entering school.

    I have a kindergartener and this book tugs at the heartstrings. It is just as sweet for parents as it is for the kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2007

    LOVE IT

    My best friend's middle name is ruth and when we were really little we called her ruthie. then i stumbled across the book Jessica, which happens to be my name. This book is the perfect story of our friendship! LOVE IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2005

    Greatest name in the World

    My mommy gave this book to me when I was about 6. Since then this book has been in my collection.Great Book! (for the best name of course)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2005

    This was amazing

    Jessica was inspiring book. It had great detail. Ilove it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2004

    Cute

    My aunt got me this book for my 5th birthday because my name is Jessica and I loved this book sooooo much I would ask my dad to read it to me every night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2004

    Jessica

    I love this book, my name is Jessica and I read it everyday when I was younger but it belonged to the school library now I want to buy it for myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2003

    Awesome for any kid, even if their name ISN'T Jessica!

    I remember picking up this book in my grade school library becasue the title was Jessica, my name!! I loved it then, and I still love it now, even though I am a sophomore in college :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2003

    Jessica's in the House

    I was looking thew my old books and I saw my name. I read it And thought it was the best little book. My Mother said that it was my 1st book I've ever read by6 my self.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2002

    It's so cute!!!

    My name is Jessica and this is the first book that I ever read. It is still in my room and i'm 14 now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2001

    Jessica's Review on Jessica

    My name is Jessica and when I was 3 years old my mom bought me this book and read it to me. I fell in love with this book. I read it even now, and I am 15 years old!

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