Jojo the Giant

Jojo the Giant

By Jane Barclay; Esperanca Melo (Illustrator)

Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887769764, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

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 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. Esperanca Melo's wonderful art complements the text to create a charming book that's bound to become a favorite.

About the Author
"A native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, author Jane Barclay has been writing since she was a child. Early credits include "Cinderelish", an elementary school play that involved sock puppets and very bad singing! Luckily for all, Jane's writing has matured. She is also the author of How Hot Was It? and How Cold Was It? "

Esperanca Melo is a graduate of Sheridan College's Animation Program and has completed an honors degree in graphic design from George Brown College. She has illustrated and designed several children's books. Esperanca was born in the Azores and now lives in Millbrook, Ontario. For more information, visit