The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff

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The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff

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

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810997653, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011

Description
The Jellybeans are off to summer camp to enjoy ghost stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, and swimming in the lake. Each girl finds her own favorite activity: Emily goes to the dance studio, Bitsy does arts and crafts, and Anna reads about nature. But Nicole can't find anything that's just right for her. So she decides to start a soccer team and teach her friends her favorite game. Will the Jellybeans be able to win the big match against a neighboring camp? Once again, the girls use their different strengths and talents to work together and have the best summer ever.
This third book in the successful "New York Times" bestselling series shows that, whether readers are girly girls, bookworms, artists, or tomboys, there is a Jellybean for everyone.

Praise for "TheJellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff
" The tale unfolds with warmth and reassuring humor making this latest Jellybeans adventure a good primer for young would-be campers. Munsinger's watercolor illustrations are bright and suggest vigor and happiness, like the Jellybeans themselves. "Kirkus Reviews"
The cartoon artwork captures the mood of the story as the youngsters support one another. The soft, watercolor illustrations reinforce their delightful antics as they enjoy their camp experience. "School Library Journal.



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").