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

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Description

The Jellybeans are back—this time in the library stacks to discover the varied and wonderful world of reading.   When the Jellybeans go to the library to do research 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, finds a 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 book promotes 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 again use their different strengths and talents to work as a team and make their school Book Bonanza a success.

F&P level: K
F&P genre: 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 has illustrated over 35 kids' books and written a few more. The latest of these, co-authored with Laura Numeroff, are Ponyella and The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, a New York Times bestseller. Nate lives in Georgia with his wonderful wife, three goofy dogs, and a cat that plays soccer. Visit www.nateevans.com

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").
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