Jessica [With Paperback Book]

Jessica [With Paperback Book]

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by Kevin Henkes, Katherine Kellgren
     
 

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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

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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!

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430109853
Publisher:
Live Oak Media (NY)
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author of Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Book Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Lilly's Big Day, Wemberly Worried, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Madison, Wisconsin
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1960
Place of Birth:
Racine, Wisconsin
Education:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Website:
http://www.kevinhenkes.com

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Jessica (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
LaurenCT More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica was inspiring book. It had great detail. Ilove it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!