JoJo the Giant

Children are eager to grow bigger, and JoJo is no exception He always asks his mother the same question How much did I grow today No matter how often his mother assures him that good things come in small packages, he is desperate to be bigger After all, he wants to run in a race to win a pair of red Rocket Racer shoes But how can he compete against bullies who are mChildren are eager to grow bigger, and JoJo is no exception He always asks his mother the same question How much did I grow today No matter how often his mother assures him that good things come in small packages, he is desperate to be bigger After all, he wants to run in a race to win a pair of red Rocket Racer shoes But how can he compete against bullies who are much bigger than he is A delightful surprise ending illustrates how true growth is not always measured in inches Jane Barclay s heartwarming story explores a theme that speaks to every child Esperan a Melo s wonderful art complements the text to create a charming book that s bound to become a favorite.
JoJo the Giant Children are eager to grow bigger and JoJo is no exception He always asks his mother the same question How much did I grow today No matter how often his mother assures him that good things come in sm

  • Title: JoJo the Giant
  • Author: Jane Barclay Esperanca Melo
  • ISBN: 9780887769764
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “JoJo the Giant”

    1. JoJo is a small boy who doesn't always feel confident that his mother is right when she says that good things come in small packages. He can't wait to grow up. Sometimes, however, there is more to growing that height. JoJo enters a race in spite of the snarky Big Tony and the jeering bullies on the corner and discovers that belief in himself helps him to grow more than he could ever have imagined.A very good story for working on inferring skills with primary students. There are small and subtle [...]

    2. This book is great since it depicts issues in self-esteem, based on how one physically looks. Kids are often very eager to be taller and older and often feel inferior if they are smaller, sadder, or not as speedy. This book features JoJo, a child who is very small and who wants to do well in a race against bigger, faster characters. It is a book that most children can relate to since many children desire to keep up with their peers. The illustrations enhance the story wonderfully, making JoJo th [...]

    3. Desperate to grow bigger even though his mother reassures him that good things come in small packages, little JoJo longs to run a race to win red Rocket Racer shoes but despairs at the thought of having to compete against large bullies.

    4. As with all children Jo Jo is eager to grow taller. Each day he questions his mother about how much taller he may get that new day. Jo Jo shows that it doesn't take height to be a bigger person. His great character can lead to wonderful discussions with you and your young reader.

    5. This little picture book is very relatable -- at one time, everyone will feel like he or she doesn't measure up, and sometimes literally. This is a reminder for kids that they are exactly right exactly how they are.

    6. Appealing story about a young boy, teased for his small size, wanting to do something nice for his hardworking mom.

    7. JoJo is small in stature but that doesn't stop him. Great selection for all ages of the Blue Spruce audienceHighly recommended

    8. WOW! All the points to melt my hearta child, his mother, his cat and the child's fueled desire to accomplish something huge. Way to go Jane Barclay, you created a giant story!

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