THE JELLYBEANS AND THE BIG BOOK BONANZA by Laura Numeroff

THE JELLYBEANS AND THE BIG BOOK BONANZA

Age Range: 3 - 6
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

No matter what your passion, there’s a book written just for you. Anna, a young gray rabbit, loves to read and takes a book with her wherever she goes. Her friends, though, have many different interests. Emily (a terrier) loves to dance, Nicole (a cat) loves to play soccer and Bitsy (a pig) loves to paint. They call themselves the Jellybeans, with a nod to their diversity and named after their favorite candy. When the homework assignment involves a class trip to the library to select materials for a book report, Anna is excited, but the rest of the Jellybeans are wary of this unfamiliar place. After a bit of resistance, librarian Ms. Beasley-Buzzer (a plump and motherly goose) leads each child to the perfect read, based on his/her interests. When book-report time comes, the Jellybeans stand hand in hand in front of the class, sharing their love of reading. Munsinger’s watercolors depict the characters with maximum cuteness; Numeroff and co-author Evan’s story is similarly warm and simple—if also unabashedly didactic. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8109-8412-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Abrams
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2010




MORE BY LAURA NUMEROFF

ChildrenTHE JELLYBEANS LOVE TO READ by Laura Numeroff
by Laura Numeroff
ChildrenNIGHTY-NIGHT, COOPER by Laura Numeroff
by Laura Numeroff
ChildrenLOTS OF LAMBS by Laura Numeroff
by Laura Numeroff

MORE BY NATE EVANS

ChildrenCOOKIESAURUS CHRISTMAS by Amy Fellner Dominy
by Amy Fellner Dominy
ChildrenTYRANNOSAURUS RALPH by Nate Evans
by Nate Evans
ChildrenCOOKIESAURUS REX by Amy Fellner Dominy
by Amy Fellner Dominy
ChildrenTHE JELLYBEANS LOVE TO READ by Laura Numeroff
by Laura Numeroff
ChildrenBANG! BOOM! ROAR! by Nate Evans
by Nate Evans

MORE BY LYNN MUNSINGER

ChildrenBORIS AND THE WORRISOME WAKIES by Helen Lester
by Helen Lester
ChildrenDINOSAURS IN DISGUISE by Stephen Krensky
by Stephen Krensky
ChildrenTACKY AND THE HAUNTED IGLOO by Helen Lester
by Helen Lester
ChildrenABC SCHOOL'S FOR ME! by Susan B.  Katz
by Susan B. Katz

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE JELLYBEANS LOVE TO READ by Laura Numeroff
by Laura Numeroff
IndieBOOK by John S. Hutton
by John S. Hutton