Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Jeremiah is a very wise man. He knows how to build a fence, cook pancakes, grow vegetables, and many other wonderful things?but there is something that Jeremiah does not know how to do. He cannot read — and he wants to learn how. A heartwarming story about the joy of reading and the ways that we can learn from one another. Winner of the 1998 Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award.
About the authors
Jo Ellen Bogart was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in several Texas cities, but for the last 32 years, she has lived in Guelph, Ontario AKA Children's Author Central. She really enjoys running into writers and artists at the grocery store.
Jo Ellen has always been an animal lover and pet keeper, but her current pet list is down to two dogs, two frogs, and a ton of fish, most of which vacation in the backyard pond and winter in the Bogart basement, supervising the laundry.
Part of the fun Jo Ellen has in writing books for children is venturing into many different kinds of writing, from poetry and picture books to biography, non-fiction, and early readers. She has also written lots of song lyrics for kids, and is trying her hand at painting. Jo Ellen really likes to take digital pictures and play around with them on the computer.
Jo Ellen has a teaching degree from the University of Texas and has worked as a supply teacher. Though she no longer teaches, she really enjoys meeting her young readers and seeing what they have to say. Her own two kids are grown but she has a new baby grandson and is amassing stacks of books for the future reader.
Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson are an award-winning husband-and-wife team who have illustrated a number of beautiful picture books for children. Their works have earned them the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Rick and Laura live in Toronto with their three children. Visit their web site at www.jacobsonfernandez.com.
"Bogart has written a heartwarming story about sharing and learning from one another and about the joy and wonder of reading. The text is simple, soft and soothing. It's a sure-fire winner! Highly recommended." (CM Magazine)