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Caroline Adderson, 1963-

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Series
Adderson, Caroline, 1963- Jasper John Dooley ; 6.
Subjects
Published
Toronto : Kids Can Press 2016.
Language
English
Physical Description
123 pages : illustrations
ISBN
9781771380157
1771380152
Main Author
Caroline Adderson, 1963- (author)
Other Authors
Mike Shiell (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–4—Jasper desperately wants to read to the dog at the public library; he's certain he can find a book that will make her stop frowning. When a series of disasters strike and his library book is destroyed, Jasper must find a way to pay for the book or else he'll never get his chance. Expressive black-and-white illustrations are sprinkled throughout the story. This installment will have kids laughing out loud as they're learning how to treat library books responsibly. [Page ]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

All Jasper John Dooley was trying to do was practice his reading skills. He wanted to be ready for his turn to sit in the big, comfy chair at the library on Wednesday and read to Molly the Dog. But, even though Jasper was being so so so careful, the wonderful library book about toilet-paper-tube crafts accidentally falls into his bathwater and drowns. After that, he and his dad only make things worse by setting the book on fire and then shooting it with the fire extinguisher. “We're Book Killers,” Jasper says gravely. He knows he's going to have to pay for the ruined book, or they'll never let him back in the library again. Except, from what Jasper can tell, the price printed on the book says two thousand five hundred dollars! How can Jasper possibly find a way to raise that much money? And before Wednesday? He'll need his best friend Ori's help now more than ever. The illustrated chapter books in acclaimed author Caroline Adderson's Jasper John Dooley series are perfect for early readers. To Jasper, everything is an adventure, and his quirky and unique point of view is laugh-out-loud funny. Jasper's close relationship with his parents and his friendship with Ori offer young children wonderful role models for personal development. Here, Jasper clearly feels accountable for the library book entrusted to him, making this a great character education choice for discussing responsibility as well as how everyone makes mistakes. This book will be much sought after for independent reading, though it's also an excellent pick for read-aloud.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When a series of unlikely accidents destroys his library book, Jasper John Dooley knows he's going to have to pay for the ruined book or they'll never let him back in the library again. Desperate to get back there and have a much-coveted turn reading to Molly the dog, he devises a clever way to earn money to pay for the book.In this engaging and entertaining story about a boy with a unique way of dealing with life's challenges, Jasper John Dooley's creative problem solving soon has the whole neighborhood reading ... and eating toast! A great starting point for discussions about responsibility, owning up to mistakes and the importance of community.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

All Jasper John Dooley was trying to do was practice his reading skills. He wanted to be ready for his turn to sit in the big, comfy chair at the library on Wednesday and read to Molly the Dog. But, even though Jasper was being so so so careful, the wonderful library book about toilet-paper-tube crafts accidentally falls into his bathwater and drowns. After that, he and his dad only make things worse by setting the book on fire and then shooting it with the fire extinguisher. ?We're Book Killers,? Jasper says gravely. He knows he's going to have to pay for the ruined book, or they'll never let him back in the library again. Except, from what Jasper can tell, the price printed on the book says two thousand five hundred dollars! How can Jasper possibly find a way to raise that much money? And before Wednesday? He'll need his best friend Ori's help now more than ever. The illustrated chapter books in acclaimed author Caroline Adderson's Jasper John Dooley series are perfect for early readers. To Jasper, everything is an adventure, and his quirky and unique point of view is laugh-out-loud funny. Jasper's close relationship with his parents and his friendship with Ori offer young children wonderful role models for personal development. Here, Jasper clearly feels accountable for the library book entrusted to him, making this a great character education choice for discussing responsibility as well as how everyone makes mistakes. This book will be much sought after for independent reading, though it's also an excellent pick for read-aloud.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

When a series of unlikely accidents destroys his library book, Jasper John Dooley knows he's going to have to pay for the ruined book or they'll never let him back in the library again. Desperate to get back there and have a much-coveted turn reading to Molly the dog, he devises a clever way to earn money to pay for the book. In this engaging and entertaining story about a boy with a unique way of dealing with life's challenges, Jasper John Dooley's creative problem solving soon has the whole neighborhood reading ? and eating toast! A great starting point for discussions about responsibility, owning up to mistakes and the importance of community.