The Jellybeans and the Big Dance

The Jellybeans and the Big Dance

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Read this sweet New York Times bestselling series from the author of If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie , and other beloved books.

Friendship comes in many flavors in the launch of a charming new series by Laura Numeroff, Nate Evans, and Lynn Munsinger.

Just as jellybeans are different colors and flavors, each character in this heartwarming friendship story has a personality and pizzazz that young readers will love.

Emily loves to dance and can't wait to meet the other girls in her class, who are sure to be just like her. But instead she meets Nicole, a tomboy who would rather be playing soccer; Bitsy, who loves arts and crafts; and Anna, a shy bookworm who has no interest at all in dancing. Realizing that they have to work together to make their dance recital a success, the girls learn to love each other's differences and strengths as they band together and name their group the Jellybeans!

The latest picture book by beloved bestselling authors Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans is as sweet as sugar and features four adorable characters that all children will relate to. With joyful illustrations by Lynn Munsinger that dance off the page, The Jellybeans and the Big Dance will inspire readers to dance, prance, and boogie-woogie to the beat of their own drum.
F&P level: K
F&P genre: F
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008.
ISBN: 9780810993525
Branch Call Number: j P FAVORITE NUMEROFF
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Munsinger, Lynn
Evans, Nate


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Dec 16, 2016

I don't like the idea of using candy as a reward. It leaves a bad taste.

Oct 15, 2014

Emily loves to dance. So she begins dance class. She realizes right away that she has nothing in common with the other girls and she isn't sure she likes the recital dance she has to learn. But Emily decides to make the best of things. She names the group of girls the Jellybeans and they agree to find ways to work together to make dance class good for all of them, each girl using her strengths to add to the group.

The illustrations in this book are adorable, colorful and easy to follow. The characters are enjoyable. Although the solution to their problem is a bit too easy, it is still a positive message about working together and making the best of your situation. I would recommend this book for up to grade 2.

forbesrachel Nov 18, 2012

Emily is very inclusive and her attempts to bring the group together are admirable, and makes her a good role-model for little girls.


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