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Star of the Week
Contributor(s): Adderson, Caroline (Author), Clanton, Ben (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1771381191     ISBN-13: 9781771381192
Publisher: Kids Can Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2014

Annotation: At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned. His Show and Tell falls flat. A new baby at his friend Ori's house steals his spotlight. And worst of all, the new baby has only-child Jasper wondering if his own family is too small. When Jasper decides to build himself a brother (named Earl) out of wood, Earl's schoolyard shenanigans send Jasper to the principal's office! But with a little help from family and friends, things turn around for Jasper. And by the time Friday arrives, he is once again sure that he has what it takes to be a star. Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week is the first in a series of chapter books featuring a charismatic and funny central character. An only child with active, loving parents (and a most impressive lint collection), Jasper John Dooley is a true original.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - General (see Also Headings Under Family)
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: FIC
Lexile Measure: 630(Not Available)
Guided Reading: L (Grade 2)
Series: Jasper John Dooley
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 5.5" W x 7.2" (0.40 lbs) 127 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 150790
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Caroline Adderson lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, her dog and the son who lied to her when he said he would always be seven.

Ben Clanton is an up-and-coming author-illustrator from Seattle who describes himself as a ?story scribbler, picture squiggler, book aficionado, child advocate, dragon tamer and avid sock wearer.?

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring)
Jasper is super excited about being class Star of the Week, but nothing goes right: no one understands his show-and-tell (a lint collection--from Dad's bellybutton), his family tree project is more like a "family stick," and his friend Ori's new baby sister is getting all the attention. Jasper's problems in this humorous, offbeat story will resonate with young readers.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 March)

Gr 1–4—Jasper John Dooley is excited about being the class Star of the Week. He is looking forward to participating in some activities, but things don't seem to go as planned. As Jasper prepares for show-and-tell, his friend Ori storms into class late and talks about his brand-new baby sister, taking the attention from the star and his enthusiasm for his lint collection. While working on his family-tree poster, Jasper realizes he is jealous of Ori and the past Stars of the Week, who have large family trees. The class laughs when Jasper shows off his three-dimensional "Family Stick" with an imaginary sibling. When he builds an imaginary brother out of wood and brings him to class, everyone laughs again. With each mishap, Jasper is scared that he will lose his star badge. This first title in a transitional chapter book series introduces an enthusiastic boy full of creativity and everyday concerns. Line drawings in various sizes support his quirky personality and zeal. This title serves as an easier, male rendition of Sarah Pennypacker's "Clementine" series (Hyperion).—Janet Weber, Tigard Public Library, OR

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