Summer Jackson: Grown Up

Summer Jackson: Grown Up

by Teresa E. Harris, Ag Ford


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Meet Summer Jackson.

Summer is fairly certain she's ready to be a grown-up—right now. She wants to wear a blazer, read the morning paper, and boss around a few second graders. Grown-ups have it so easy! But wait, do grown-ups play on swings?

Teresa E. Harris and AG Ford's hilarious story shows that being a kid might not be so bad after all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061857577
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,230,648
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Teresa E. Harris earned her bachelor's degree in English from Columbia University and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, where she won numerous awards, including the Flying Pig Grade-A, Number-One Ham Award for Humor. Now that she is a grown-up, she would very much like to be a child again.

AG Ford is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Barack by Jonah Winter and also of Michelle and First Family by Deborah Hopkinson. He is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award.

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Summer Jackson: Grown Up 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
taramankin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summer Jackson is a seven year old girl who wants to be a grown-up. She decides to wear grown-up clothes, sunglasses, and use a cell phone. When Summer's parents get a phone call from the school Principle for taking money from classmates, her parents decide to switch roles with her. Her parents act like kids and allow Summer to take care of all the grown-up chores in the house. Summer quickly realizes that it's much more fun to be a sever year old.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summer decides she is tired of being a kid; she decides she is a grownup and she wants to be treated like a grownup. But Summer¿s ideas of what a grownup does (wear sunglasses everywhere, get a cell phone that rings all the time, wear very high heels with very pointy toes) are quite different that the ideas Summer¿s parents have of what a grownup does (clear the table, eating grownup food), and Summer decides it might not be so bad to be a kid after all.Love the beautiful African-American family in this story. Very nice.¿When Mama and Daddy finish eating, they get right up. They don¿t move their plates or anything! `Who¿s going to clear the table?¿ I ask.Mama and Daddy shrug.`Someone has to do it or else we¿ll get ants.¿`I think we¿ll leave it to the grown-up,¿ Daddy says.`But---`I really don¿t like ants. So I clear off the dinner table and put the dishes in the sink. This isn¿t fair. I¿m just a---grown-up! That¿s what I am.¿
mrsvaljones More than 1 year ago
Summer Jackson is a seven year old girl who wants to grow up now. She doesn’t want to play games anymore, she wants to wear sunglass all the time, eat anything she wants, get a job, and take important calls on her cell phone. When Summer decides to start bossing around her classmates, her parents decide to let Summer be a grown-up. But Summer soon realizes that being a grown up means being responsible for more than she can handle and missing out on the fun things a child can do, like tag and playing on the swing set. Harris does a good job of teaching children who want to grow up, but that being a kid has its perks too. Paired with the colorful illustrations of Muninger, Summer Jackson comes to life with all the attitude and posturing a seven year old child playing at being a grown-up can express. Summer Jackson Grown-Up is a cute read with a realistic moral. Recommended for readers age 4-7.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago