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Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill
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Jamaica's Find

by Juanita Havill

Other authors: Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator)

Series: Jamaica

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A little girl finds a stuffed dog in the park and decides to take it home.
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    madu: Both of these are stories about children sacrificing a cherished toy for the sake of others.
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"Jamaica's Find" is a cute story about Jamaica, who finds a stuffed dog and hat at a park, she returns the hat into the lost and found but not the dog. When she gets home her mother tells her that she should have returned the dog too. She decides to return the dog and then finds the owner of the stuffed animal. ( )
  deannalowe | Aug 26, 2019 |
This book was a lot of fun to read. This book tells the story off Jamaica, a young girl who finds a red, sock hat and a stuffed dog in the park. She brings the hat to the lost and found, but keeps the dog, in hopes of it remaining hers. When she is told to return it by her mother, as the child who lost it, may be looking for it. When she was playing at the park the next day, she found the owner of the stuffed dog. In my opinion, the text is what made this book so great, thought the illustrations are beautiful as well. This book teaches readers about ownership, friendship, and responsibility, things that are essential in life. If children are able to see that Jamaica gave the stuffed dog back, as it did not belong to her, they will be able to imagine themselves in similar situations and how they should handle them. Whenever something is found and you are not sure who it belongs to, bring it to the lost and found. Great read! ( )
  Gabrielle21 | Sep 4, 2018 |
when Jamaica finds a stuffed puppy at the park she decides to take it home. Her mother reminds her that it may belong to someone else. What will Jamaica do and will the stuffed puppy return to it's owner?
Age Level: 3-8 years old
Source: personal library ( )
  shortstuff21313 | May 28, 2018 |
Book can be used show that characters don’t always face external problems; sometimes characters have internal struggles and problems. Children can relate text to self/prior personal knowledge and problem solving. 1st-3rd grade. Will use questioning strategies about personal experiences.
  lisafulwiler | May 20, 2018 |
Jamaica finds a hat and a stuffed dog. She turns the hat in at the park's lost and found but keeps the dog. Jamaica has to learn a valuable lesson about taking something that belongs to someone else. She has a big decision to make knowing someone is probably missing it. Jamaica makes a great decision that makes her and someone else feel much better in the end.
  weeniewen2 | Feb 28, 2018 |
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