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JoJo the Giant by Jane Barclay
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JoJo the Giant

by Jane Barclay, Esperanca Melo (Illustrator)

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Appealing story about a young boy, teased for his small size, wanting to do something nice for his hardworking mom. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
JoJo is small in stature but that doesn't stop him.
Great selection for all ages of the Blue Spruce audience
Highly recommended ( )
  St_Kateri | Mar 11, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0887769764, Hardcover)

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.

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Desperate to grow bigger even though his mother reassures him that good things come in small packages, little JoJo longs to run a race to win red Rocket Racer shoes but despairs at the thought of having to compete against large bullies.

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