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When twins Jimmy and Janet squabble over Janet's collection of "thingamajigs" their mom presents them with a "grown-up" surprise and Janet's collection becomes a thingamajig of the past. "The softly colored illustrations neatly catch the spirit of this slice of real life."--Kirkus Reviews.
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Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.
Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1 The reissue of Two Dog Biscuits and The Real Hole (both Morrow, 1986) introduced four year olds Janet and Jimmy to a new generation of readers. This new story about the twins portrays sibling squabbles as a part of growing up. Janet likes to collect little treasures and resents Jimmy's handling them. When their mother suggests to Janet that she bag them and put them in a special place, Janet chooses her crib. As the crib fills up and bags begin to spill out of the bars, the day is saved when a surprisenew twin bedsarrives. The bags are forgotten as the twins celebrate a milestone in growing up. DiSalvo-Ryan's full-color pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, large enough to be seen by a group of young listeners, depict the commonplace with warmth. Soft frames are broken occasionally by hands or toys. Two additional strengths are a patient but firm mother and the reassurance of seeing real children, instead of bears or bunnies, dealing with some of the skirmishes of family life. Susan Hepler, Windsor Public Library, Conn.
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