A Giant Crush

  • Title: A Giant Crush
  • Author: Gennifer Choldenko Melissa Sweet
  • ISBN: 9780399243523
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Giant Crush As Valentine s Day gets closer Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret His chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch and he can t hide his red face when the huge Valentine he made
    As Valentine s Day gets closer, Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret His chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch and he can t hide his red face when the huge Valentine he made for her lands on her desk Cooper thinks Jackson should just talk to her, but Jackson s afraid she doesn t like him Carter Corey always makes fun of how big he is what ifAs Valentine s Day gets closer, Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret His chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch and he can t hide his red face when the huge Valentine he made for her lands on her desk Cooper thinks Jackson should just talk to her, but Jackson s afraid she doesn t like him Carter Corey always makes fun of how big he is what if Cami thinks he s a giant, too Luckily, Cami is not afraid to tell Carter that if she had a boyfriend, he d be totally giant.These impressive award winners show off their huge hearts in this warm, fuzzy book that s perfect for boys and girls on Valentine s Day.

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    About Gennifer Choldenko Melissa Sweet


    1. How did a girl named Snot Nose end up publishing children s books Here are the facts as I know them I am the youngest of four kids, all of whom have big mouths We were so loud, that once a lady asked my brother if our mother was deaf She was not The only sibling who did not have the trademark Johnson big mouth was my sister, Gina, who had Autism My parents worked very hard to try to figure out how to help Gina, but being the parent of a child with severe Autism is like riding a unicycle in an earthquake Since I was the youngest, I spent a lot of time by myself making up words, stories, songs and jokes known as Gennifer Jokes none of which made a lot of sense Luckily, I kept most of these strange imaginings to myself.After graduating from Brandeis University with a degree in English, I went to work writing advertising I spent my days trying to convince people to take out a second mortgage or upgrade their printer or buy death and dismemberment insurance I wrote copy for seven years until all of my words began to sound like the work of a big mouth twelve year old At which point I went to Art School With a second degree from Rhode Island School of Design I was supposed to get my portfolio together, but instead I wrote my first novel I do my best work when I m supposed to be doing something else And that was the beginning I have been a twelve year old for twenty years now I have no plans to turn thirteen.


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    1. Giving this one two stars is generous. This is slightly complicated with the characters, despite looking like it's for young kids. The crush and teasing factor along with gifts also contradicts the pictures as well- who is the desired audience? I'll pass on this one for the classroom for sure. The only thing I really liked about the story is that the bully is told off (a little).

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    2. Here's an author/illustrator team that I knew I was going to like as soon as I heard that they'd collaborated on a book! I've been fond of Gennifer Choldenko's writing ever since reading Al Capone Does My Shirts, a creative and fresh twist on the standby genre of historical fiction, and who could help but like Melissa Sweet's understated yet memorable illustrations in James Howe's Pinky and Rex series? I was pretty sure that I was going to like A Giant Crush, and the finished product didn't disa [...]

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    3. Jackson, the main character of Gennifer Choldenko's new Valentine's Day picture book, A Giant Crush, is bigger than all the rabbits in his class - so big he sometimes gets called a giant. Because of his size, he worries that Cami, the girl he likes, won't be interested in him. His best friend, Cooper, who narrates the story in the first person, works hard to convince Jackson that he should confess his feelings because Cami might just like him for more than his outward appearance.This book has a [...]

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    4. I'm not sure who the audience would be for this, the bunnies were hard to tell apart, and the whole "if he steals your scarf, it means he likes you" thing is a really uncool message for kids. Pass on this one.

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    5. This is a sweet tale of a young boy's crush on a girl in his class and the lengths to which he will go to make sure she knows how special he thinks she is. Jackson is afraid to let Cami know that he is the one who admires her, especially with competitors vying for her attention, too. But his friend Cooper encourages him to take a chance. The narrative in this story is short and the illustrations are colorful, with anthropmorphic rabbits. We recognized the illustrator, Melissa Sweet, from her wor [...]

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    6. Super cute Valentine book. Jackson has a crush on his classmate Cami. His friend notices that he's acting different around her- he brings a flower to school, he blushes when she's around. Jackson worries that Cami will think he's a "giant" because he gets teased about how big he is. What he doesn't realize is that Cami likes him too. Will he take his friend's advice and talk to her? I think boys and girls (ages 5 and up) both will enjoy this story. Beautiful illustrations with bright colors. Lov [...]

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    7. This is a cute primary/upper elementary school Valentine's story. Although a younger student may not be able to relate to the feelings, it might help explain to a younger student why older students act silly over or around the opposite sex. It broaches the topic of communicating feelings to all types of friends, rather than expecting them to be mind readers. Good classroom read aloud. Prime set up for discussion.

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    8. a story about a first crush (love). also, crush is just not a term that is unlikely to be used these dayse illustrations are made for K-2, but the story is for older students (grades 2-4?), and they would not appreciate the drawings. also, the bunnies look alike so that the illustrations become a little confusing.

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    9. Additional purchase if any extra valentines books are needed, all the different bunny names were confusing.

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    10. Cute but slightly corny for a picture book. Had to explain what a crush was to my 5yo before reading.

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    11. Nice for K-2 kids dealing with first crushes. Not so relatable for preschoolers, but that's fine. Melissa Sweet's illustrations are delightful as always.

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    12. It's a sweet idea, but the story doesn't match the audience at all. Love the art, though.

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    13. This was such a cute book.

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    14. megan winter reading 2016, children's book, picture book, holiday book, valentine's day, crush, valentine's, love, kindergarten, first grade, second grade

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    15. Jackson has a crush on Cami and he tries to show her in many ways how much he likes her. Cute Valentine's story about a first crush. My 2nd graders really liked it!

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    16. I wanted to love it for storytime, but I didn't.

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    17. Perfect little Valentine read aloud. I really had fun with it.

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    18. "Jackson's cheeks flush red as a wrong-answer pencil." That is a great sentence. Also, I am going to buy multiples of this for our Valentine's Day collection.

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    19. I always like seeing authors who can write for multiple ages. A cute story.

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    20. Neither I nor my 5-year-old liked this book. It was boring.

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    21. Cute story about a first crush.

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    22. Such a cute story. Bravery, friendship, expression

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    23. This book is ADORABLE! I think elementary kids have so much fun with the little love story which is very relatable to their age group.

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