Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Title: Jessica's Box
Author/Illustrator: Peter Carnavas
Publisher: Kane Miller
Ages: 4-8


The first day of school can be scary. New teachers. New routines. Jessica wonders if she will meet any new friends and brings a mysterious box to school just to make sure she does. Everyone begins to wonder just what's inside?

Why you should read it:

This delightful picture book comes from down under, but every child around the world can deal with the same first-day jitters. 

I like how Jessica is encouraged by her family to solve her problem on her own. Author/Illustrator Peter Carnavas' wonderful drawings take the reader on a journey through Jessica's school adventure as she tries and tries to make some new friends. It's only when she believes she's destined to be alone that a special friendship comes along.

The fact Jessica has a disability will help children realize everyone needs a friend, no matter their situation. This author hides a valuable lesson inside an adorable story. A good addition to any home library.

Like-o-meter Rating scale**: 5 out of 5...grab it!

**Rating scale**

 5 out of 5...grab it!

 4 out of 5...think about it.

 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.
 2 out of 5...maybe not for you.

 1 out of 5...forget about it!

Blurb: Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

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