Jake Johnson: The Story of A Mule
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Jake Johnson: The Story of A Mule

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Farmer Puckett's custom of hauling a wagonload of fireworks to the fairgrounds for the Independence Day Social is endangered when his stubborn new mule named Jake Johnson refuses to move. The battle of will and wits is sure to have young children roaring--and suitably in awe at the raucous, funny fireworks finale. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by DK CHILDREN
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Every year, Farmer Puckett uses his wagon to haul fireworks to the town's 4th of July celebration. This year, however, his new mule Jake Johnson doesn't do anything but sit in the yard. Mrs. Puckett has the brilliant idea of lighting a fire to get the mule going, which results in the wagon of fireworks creating one giant celebration.

My third graders enjoyed making predictions for this easy, brightly illustrated story. Recommended for grades 1 and 2.
Who ever would have thought this would be a 4th of July story? It's a little too wordy to use in s library story time, but with a quick read-through prior to the program it can easily be narrated. If the group is older, say ages 5-8, a full reading to the group is fine.

It's a hilarious story about motivation and stubbornness, not to mention 4th of July traditions.

Jul 31, 2011 Astrid added it
LOL - Fourth of July book read with the biggest smile on your face, guaranteed! :+)
Humorous illustrations and a chance to make Mule noises...perfect storytime combination.
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