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Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz
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Bea and Mr. Jones

by Amy Schwartz

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SPOILER: Bea, a Kindergartner, and her father, Mr. Jones, not happy with their lot in life, decide to trade places. We assume that they will learn the lesson of many other children's books: that you should be happy as you are. Instead, they find their true calling and enjoy their new careers. ( )
  raizel | May 29, 2016 |
I'm rereading this to get ready for a first-day-of-Kindergarten program I'm doing; I'm so glad it's back in print. ( )
  adge73 | Jul 26, 2007 |
As a kid I loved the idea of trading places with an adult. ( )
  anne07 | May 21, 2007 |
This is just funny. Bea and her dad switch places - Bea goes to the office and he goes to kindergarten. And the cool part is, they both love their new roles and keep them - no great moral about how they miss their old lives. ( )
  paroof | Mar 10, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152058117, Hardcover)

Bea Jones is bored with kindergarten. Really bored. Her dad is fed up with being stuck in an office. Really, really fed up. So Bea and Mr. Jones decide to change places. Neither kindergarten nor the office will ever be the same.
    
Originally published in 1982, Bea and Mr. Jones, Amy Schwartz’s unforgettable debut picture book, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Reading Rainbow selection. Now back with a fresh design, this charming favorite will inspire a new generation of children to see everyday life in a whole new light.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:01 -0400)

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Tired of kindergarten, Bea Jones trades "jobs" with her father, who works in an office.

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