Norma Jean, Jumping Bean (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 3 Book)

Norma Jean, Jumping Bean (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 3 Book)

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by Joanna Cole
     
 

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Illus. in full color. "Kangaroo child Norma Jean loves to jump. The problem is that her jumping gets out of hand, causing accidents and some ruffled feelings among her friends, and Norma stops her jumping entirely. But when the school's field-day games come up, Norma Jean is coaxed back into action long enough to win ribbons. Light, popular fare for beginning

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Illus. in full color. "Kangaroo child Norma Jean loves to jump. The problem is that her jumping gets out of hand, causing accidents and some ruffled feelings among her friends, and Norma stops her jumping entirely. But when the school's field-day games come up, Norma Jean is coaxed back into action long enough to win ribbons. Light, popular fare for beginning readers."--Booklist.  

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this Step into Reading book, Norma Jean, kangaroo, jumps past her friends on the way to school. And her jumping gets in the way of playshe knocks down frog Neal'stower of blocks, spills pig Sara's milk, bounces Ted the bear off the seesaw and splashes a cross porcupine named Amy out of her pool. One mean remark from a friend, and Norma Jean has had it. She starts walking through puddles instead of jumping, and declining jump roping and jumping contests on Field Day. But when good-hearted Norma Jean cheers for her friends, she just has to jump; the kangaroo regains her congenital itch to hop. A winning story about the natural traits of individuals and the recognition of true identity; readers will see that there's no point in going against the grain. Munsinger's animalsannoyed, then overjoyedare some of the most endearing around. Ages 58. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394886688
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
162,401
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Joanna Cole is the author of the popular Magic School Bus series, I'm a Big Brother, I'm a Big Sister, and many other award-winning books. In Asking About Sex & Growing Up, she provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for the audience that needs it most.

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Norma Jean, Jumping Bean (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have fond memories of this book, as it was a childhood favorite! I was always the wound up ball of energy in school each year, and so I easily related to Norma Jean. I read this book over and over as a child, and am thrilled to have found it here on the BN website! I would recommend this book for any child who just can't sit still! Or for any child who just likes good books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joanna Cole also wrote about Maturation-related stuff? I bet Arnold wished he stayed at home that day... like everyone else...
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Stern officio offal
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I hate this baby book!