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The Top Team (Hey Jack!)

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Jack wants to win the maths competition at school, but it's not his best subject. Luckily, he's been paired with a maths whiz! Can they work together to win?
Paperback, 60 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Hardie Grant Books
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Jack and his best friend Billie usually work together for school projects, and he is not too thrilled when the teacher decides to pair him with Alex. Alex is a little bit of a show off when it comes to his math skills, and their partnership requires some negotiation. In the end, Jack realizes that there are lots of ways to win--sometimes by getting the most right answers and sometimes by learning to work well with someone else. This title in the Hey Jack! series shows young readers good examples ...more
Cheriee Weichel
Oct 18, 2015 Cheriee Weichel rated it liked it
Jack is one of Billie B. Brown's friends. I think this realistic fiction is a good choice for children just moving into reading chapter books. (That said, it has to pass the test of real readers) The text is large and there isn't too much on a page. In this one in the series Jack is forced to work in a math group with Alex, who Jack does not like. As the two boys learn to work together they start to enjoy each other's company. I like that while the boys get carried away by the competition, they ...more
Andy Hickman
Jul 30, 2016 Andy Hickman rated it really liked it
11 - Sally Rippin, “Hey Jack! The Top Team” (Richmond, Victoria, Aust: Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013).
“Oh no! Thinks Jack.
Multiplication! That's my worst.”

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Sally Rippin was born in Darwin, but grew up mainly in South-East Asia. As a young adult she spent three years in China studying traditional brush and ink painting in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Now Sally lives in Melbourne, where she writes and illustrates for children of all ages. She has had over forty children’s books published; many of them award winning, including two novels for Young Adults. Her ...more
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