SWEET JASMINE, NICE JACKSON by Robie H. Harris

SWEET JASMINE, NICE JACKSON

What It's Like to Be Two--and to Be Twins
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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Harris and Emberley spin out the third of their “Growing Up Stories,” using an episodic scenario-with-accompanying-commentary format to offer fresh, frank views on what to expect, developmentally speaking, from typical two-year-olds and also twins of that age. The stars in this outing belong to an African-American family, but Emberley adds vignettes on every spread that feature a rainbow of young faces. Addressed as much to parents as to older siblings, this takes Jasmine and Jackson through physical, emotional, and behavioral changes in a characteristically upbeat, nonjudgmental, low-pressure way—also modeling appropriate, nonviolent responses to the twins’ antics. Another solid contribution to the literature of parenting and sibling relationships. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-689-83259-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2004




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