Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Fiction Values & Virtues

JoJo the Giant

by (author) Jane Barclay

illustrated by Esperança Melo

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Jan 2012
Category
Values & Virtues, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Peer Pressure
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887769764
    Publish Date
    Jan 2012
    List Price
    $19.99

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1

Description

Children are eager to grow bigger, and JoJo is no exception. He always asks his mother the same question: “How much did I grow today?” No matter how often his mother assures him that good things come in small packages, he is desperate to be bigger. After all, he wants to run in a race to win a pair of red Rocket Racer shoes. But how can he compete against bullies who are much bigger than he is? A delightful surprise ending illustrates how true growth is not always measured in inches.
 
Jane Barclay’s heartwarming story explores a theme that speaks to every child. Esperança Melo’s wonderful art complements the text to create a charming book that’s bound to become a favorite.

About the authors

Jane Barclay's profile page

Esperança Melo is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Animation Program and has completed an honors degree in graphic design from George Brown College. She has illustrated and designed several children’s books and loves working in various art forms and media, including sculpting in papiermâché. Esperança co-illustrated Drumheller Dinosaur Dance (Kids Can), which was awarded the 2005 Blue Spruce Award and the 2006 Chocolate Lily Award. Esperança was born in the Azores and now lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

Esperança Melo's profile page

Librarian Reviews

JoJo the Giant

JoJo always asks his mother the same question: “How much did I grow today?” No matter how often his mother assures him that good things come in small packages, he is desperate to be bigger. When JoJo enters a competition to win a pair of red Rocket Racers, he must run the race of his life. A delightful surprise ending illustrates how true growth is not always measured in inches.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

Other titles by Jane Barclay

Other titles by Esperança Melo