Jessica

by Kevin Henkes

Ruthie didn't have a dog, cat, brother or sister, but she did have Jessica, who... read more

Ruthie didn't have a dog, cat, brother or sister, but she did have Jessica, who went wherever Ruthie went. “ 'There is no Jessica,’ said Ruthie's parents. But there was.” Jessica even accompanies Ruthie to kindergarten until . . . she meets a new friend. Marvelously observed moments of childhood interaction and play are developed in a perfectly paced page-turning narrative and detailed visually with line, color and innovative uses of typography. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989

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