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Just Us Women (Reading Rainbow Books) (edition 1984)

by Jeannette Caines, Pat Cummings (Illustrator)

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Title:Just Us Women (Reading Rainbow Books)
Authors:Jeannette Caines
Other authors:Pat Cummings (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1984), Paperback, 32 pages
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I had mixed feelings about this book after reading it. I liked the book because it focused on the companionship between an aunt and her niece going on a road trip together. I liked how children can relate to the fact that there is always someone they want to spend time with and want to be influenced by. In the book there is a scene where the aunt and the niece are preparing supplies for the road trip. When packing the lunch, the niece decides to wrap their food “like my aunt did as a little girl.” I also liked how the illustrations are appropriate to the mood of the story. The illustrations had a shadow around some of the figures in the drawing to make the color of the characters’ skin stand out. This was shown more when they were cracking an egg. The background looked very bright while the hands looked very dark so that the hands and the egg were the main focus. But I didn’t like how short the book was and how there wasn’t a lot of detail to the events the aunt and the niece did. If I was going to use this in the classroom, I would have students write about a time they did something special with someone important to them and then have them illustrate that particular event. The big idea of the book is that you can make a bond with people other than your immediate family. ( )
  gbarbo1 | Apr 4, 2016 |
age 3-5, Pierce College Library
  SWong4512 | May 28, 2014 |
A young girl and her aunt plan a trip together to visit family at a distance. A very positive message for young girls about taking time for family, planning and executing an event and not needing men to do this. My favorite comment is that it is "just us women" even though the narrator is a young girl. ( )
  book58lover | Jul 8, 2010 |
This book is about a young girl and her aunt who decide to take a road trip. Along the way they stop and do many different things on the way to where they are going.

I didnt really like this book too much. The picture's were great but I thought that it was a little weird and slow. I don't think that many children expecially boys would like it. I also thought that it was a little sterotypical.

In the classroom, I would have the children write a journal entry about things that they love to do with someone special. I would also have give the children a map and then I would show them where Virginia and Maryland. After showing them i would have them color the map.
  zimmy09 | Mar 25, 2010 |
This story is about a girl and her aunt who go on a road trip without any boys. They made many stops and had fun just taking their time and doing whatever seemed fun at the time.

This multicultural book has awesome illustrations but is kind of stereotypical.

In the classroom I would get a U.S. map and we would look at the states that they went through. Also, I would ask the students what family trips they have been on and what states they were in.
  AlyssaSadler | Mar 22, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064430561, Paperback)

"No boys and no men-just us women," Aunt Martha tells her niece. And together they plan their trip to North Carolina in Aunt Martha's brand-new car. This is to be a very special outing-with no one to hurry them along, the two travelers can do exactly as they please.

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A young girl and her favorite aunt share the excitement of planning a very special car trip for just the two of them.

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