Jake and his book are in a jam!
Jake and his book from the library are placed in one sticky situation after another in this cute cumulative tale, an original adaptation of the classic There Was an Old Lady. There’s the drip, drip, drip, of a jelly mishap that leads to the lick, lick, lick of a lucky rat, whose luck runs out when he’s caught by the cat, all before a dog shows up and that’s that for the book Jake borrowed from the library! Repetitive phrases, onomatopoeia, and simple choruses make this an easy beginning for young readers while the cut paper and fabric collage illustrations add humorous depth to the sequence of unfortunate events and offer opportunities for hands-on related activities
About the Author
Elementary school librarian Susan Holt Kralovansky spends her time doing her two favorite things: writing books and talking to children about books. She also gives presentations to teachers and librarians about using state reading programs to promote children’s reading and writing. Kralovansky earned a Master’s Degree in Education and Library Sciences from Indiana University and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers, Texas Library Association and International Reading Association.
The Book That Jake Borrowed
Written and Illustrated by Susan Holt Kralovansky
32 pp. 10 x 8 31 illus.
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore/ Adaptations
Age & grade: 3-8 & Pre-K-3
Reading ease: 90.3 Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 2.7