JACK AND JIM by Esphyr Slobodkina


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There on Uncle Joe's TV show sat the cutest little puppy that the twins had ever seen, and, what's more, Uncle Joe was offering him to the most talented poet in the TV audience. For days Jack and Jim struggled with their rhyme until finally it was ready to be sent in. Their taut expectancy burst into wild clamor as the boys hear their names called, joint winners of the grand prize! But for the first time in their lives, Jack and Jim disagree; one chooses and the other Snapper for the puppy's name. It is father's ingenious combination name, Lipper, that solves the problem and restores unity to the household. The effective combination of words and pictures will insure a sense of accomplishment in the beginning reader, although the extended double climax may lose his attention.

Pub Date: April 18th, 1961
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman