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JoJo the Giant

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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 m ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Tundra Books
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JoJo is a small boy who doesn't always feel confident that his mother is right when she says that good things come in small packages. He can't wait to grow up. Sometimes, however, there is more to growing that height. JoJo enters a race in spite of the snarky Big Tony and the jeering bullies on the corner and discovers that belief in himself helps him to grow more than he could ever have imagined.
A very good story for working on inferring skills with primary students. There are small and subtl
This book is great since it depicts issues in self-esteem, based on how one physically looks. Kids are often very eager to be taller and older and often feel inferior if they are smaller, sadder, or not as speedy. This book features JoJo, a child who is very small and who wants to do well in a race against bigger, faster characters. It is a book that most children can relate to since many children desire to keep up with their peers. The illustrations enhance the story wonderfully, making JoJo th ...more
As with all children Jo Jo is eager to grow taller. Each day he questions his mother about how much taller he may get that new day. Jo Jo shows that it doesn't take height to be a bigger person. His great character can lead to wonderful discussions with you and your young reader.

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.
Raegan Rocco
WOW! All the points to melt my heart..a child, his mother, his cat and the child's fueled desire to accomplish something huge. Way to go Jane Barclay, you created a giant story!
JoJo is small in stature but that doesn't stop him.
Great selection for all ages of the Blue Spruce audience
Highly recommended
Edward Sullivan
Appealing story about a young boy, teased for his small size, wanting to do something nice for his hardworking mom.
Carrie Gelson
Lovely story of a little boy who is small only in stature.
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