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Jamaica's Find (Reading Rainbow) (edition 1987)

by Juanita Havill, Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)

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Title:Jamaica's Find (Reading Rainbow)
Authors:Juanita Havill
Other authors:Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)
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Jamaica's Find (Reading Rainbow) by Juanita Havill

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Summary: Jamaica was a curious girl who strolled to the park herself one afternoon and found a hat and a stuffed animal dog. She went to return the hat, but saved the dog for herself. She loved the dog with all of her heart and could not part with it. She took the dog to the swings, the slide, and even home. At home she made the dog a little bed until her mother came in to talk to her. Jamaica was convinced by her mother to return the dog, so the next day, sad, Jamaica took the dog to the lost and found. She then meets a girl outside crying who is looking for a hat and dog that she left at the park the day before. Jamaica becomes excited and tells the girl where she can find her things.

Review: This is a wonderful book with many aspects that children can relate too. The central message of this book is responsibility and the value of helping others. Jamaica would have loved to keep the stuffed animal for herself. Right when she found the dog she plopped him into her bicycle basket and returned the hat. She was in love with the dog so much and was distraught when her parents told her she must return it. At a young age Jamaica only thought of her own feelings when finding the dog, but when she met the sad girl looking for the dog she understood. "Jamaica was almost as happy as..." the girl who found her dog, which shows the readers that Jamaica felt wonderful that she was able to help the girl out. ( )
  Kweber8 | Oct 5, 2014 |
A little girl finds something that does not belong to her. She takes it but then has to make a decision which is the right choice to give it to it belongs to.
  cabram90 | Jun 24, 2014 |
Age 3-5, ECE Classroom
  SWong4512 | Jun 1, 2014 |
Jamaica finds a stuffed dog at the park and decides to take it home with her. Her mother tells her to take it to the lost and found so she reluctantly turns the stuffed animal in. While at the park Jamaica finds a little girl who is trying to find her stuffed dog and Jamaica happily tells her where she can find it.
Source: Pierce County Library
Age:4-5
Source: ECE Pierce College Library
  kavy | May 24, 2014 |
Jamaica finds a stuffed animal at the park and decides to keep it for herself. She later decides that she should turn it in to the lost and found to get it back to the correct owner.

Ages: 5-6

Source: Personal Collection
  StephanieVega | May 19, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395453577, Paperback)

Jamaica finds a stuffed dog at the playground and after taking him home without trying to find the owner discovers her conscience as well. Jamaica’s honest and appealing character inspired five more books, each about a childhood ethical dilemma.

Jamaica’s Find celebrates its twentieth anniversary with this new edition featuring an author’s note in the paperback edition.

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A little girl finds a stuffed dog in the park and decides to take it home.

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