The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza

The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza

By Laura Joffe Numeroff; Nate Evans; Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810984127, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2010

The Jellybeans are back this time in the library stacks to discover the varied and wonderful world of reading. When theJellybeans go to the library to doresearch for book reports on the things they enjoy, Bitsy, who loves books more than anyone, is excited to bring her friends to her favorite place. Emily, who loves to dance, finds a book on ballet, Nicole, who loves sports, findsa book on soccer, and Anna, who loves art, finds a book on famous painters. But what about Bitsy?Can she find the perfect book, too? This energizing bookpromotes a love of reading by proving that there is the perfect book for everyone. Just as jellybeans are all different flavors but go great together, the girls againuse their different strengths and talents to work as a team and make their schoolBook Bonanzaa success.
F&P level: K
F&Pgenre: F.

About the Author
Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young readers in addition to the If You Give... series, including The Chicken Sisters and Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she loves to ride horses, read biographies, and play with her pets. A portion of her royalties will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that promotes children s literacy.

Nate Evans wanted to be a secret agent, a firefighter, or a magician when he was a kid. But he also loved to read and write. Now he has thirty-five children's books to his credit, including the New York Times bestsellers Ponyella and The Jellybeans and the Big Dance, both cowritten with Laura Numeroff, and the series Humpty Dumpty Jr: Hardboiled Detective, an IndieBound "Inspired Recommendation for Kids." He also illustrated Laura Numeroff's 10-step Guide to Living With Your Monster, among others.

Lynn Munsinger was born in Massachusetts. She has illustrated more than ninety books for children -- bringing Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin, a porcupine named Fluffy, the Teeny Tiny Ghost, and Ogden Nash's "Custard the Dragon" to charming life. Her watercolor illustrations have been praised for their "classic quality" ("Publishers Weekly") and "mix of wry humor and affection" ("Booklist").