WHERE JAMAICA GO? by Dale Gottlieb


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Age Range: 3 - 7
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 A day in the life of a Caribbean girl is told by Gottlieb (Seeing Eye Willie, 1992, etc.) through three quick stories written in rhyme. First the girl goes downtown, where everybody wears a frown. ``What Jamaica see when she go downtown? Fish and fruit and Miss Lee Brown. What Miss Lee Brown do? She do the drums. She play them funny? Go tum tee tum!'' Act II finds her beachcombing: Jellyfish are scaring her friend, Manny, so Jamaica blows the jellyfish a kiss and makes Manny laugh. Lastly, Jamaica heads home with her dad. ``Where Jamaica go? She go back home. She get there walking? Her daddy's Chrome Dome.'' There is a moment of drama involving a bottle of cologne and an escaped chicken, but Jamaica straightens matters out. Gottlieb uses her usual loose lines and bright colors to give this saucy piece plenty of bump and oomph. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-531-09525-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1996


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