The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure

The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure

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by Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger, Nate Evans
     
 

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The Jellybeans are ready for an art adventure when Bitsy enlists the other girls to help her paint a mural at their favorite place: the candy shop! After a fun trip to the museum to learn about art, the four Jellybeans use their different strengths and talents to work together to create a colorful success.

This fourth book in the successful, New York Times

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Overview

The Jellybeans are ready for an art adventure when Bitsy enlists the other girls to help her paint a mural at their favorite place: the candy shop! After a fun trip to the museum to learn about art, the four Jellybeans use their different strengths and talents to work together to create a colorful success.

This fourth book in the successful, New York Times bestselling series once again shows, whether readers are girly girls, bookworms, artists, or tomboys, that there is a Jellybean for everyone!

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Publishers Weekly
Cooperation and a minor case of artist’s block are at the center of the fourth picture book starring these animal friends, which highlights artistically talented pig Bitsy (the four friends are primarily defined by their interests, and the previous books had dance, soccer, and reading themes). When the Jellybeans are asked to paint a mural on the wall of a candy shop, a trip to the art museum lends inspiration (and allows Munsinger to work in some clever visual references to Degas and Rodin). Bitsy has a moment of self-doubt, but quickly conquers it with her friends’ support. The writers avoid any real tension, and focus on this foursome’s drama-free, jellybean-sweet friendship. Ages 3�7. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Although Bitsy the pig, Emily the dog, Anna the rabbit, and Nicole the cat enjoy separate hobbies, the girls go well together, just like different flavors of jellybeans. In this fourth title in the series, Bitsy shares her love of painting with her friends. She requests their assistance when the candy-store owner asks her to paint a mural. For inspiration, the friends visit the local art museum. True to form, each one looks at something different as they wander through the galleries. The next day, they don smocks at Petunia's shop and begin their masterpiece. Nicole, Emily, and Anna paint flowers, a rainbow, and large, colorful letters. When Bitsy steps forward to take her turn, she loses confidence. What if nobody likes the painting? As her friends encourage her, she comes up with an idea and goes to work. When the mural is complete, the talented pig proudly reveals her "dazzling" painting in which the four Jellybeans showcase their favorite hobbies-painting, ballet, reading, and soccer. Petunia rewards the girls with "a treat as sweet as you are": Jellybeans! Cheerful watercolor illustrations capture the special bond Bitsy shares with her pals. The palette of pastel shades reinforces the story's optimistic message that friends can help one another succeed. Pair this title with Don Freeman's classic story about an art-loving mouse, Norman the Doorman (Viking, 1959).—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419701719
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
551,125
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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