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The Swing
Joe Cepeda
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The Swing

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  18 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A lantern, a mixing bowl, everything they ever borrowed from the neighbors, even their dog Leopoldo -- Josey's absentminded parents lose EVERYTHING. Sometimes they even lose track of time when they promise to do something fun with Josey. But then, with a big, rusty CLANK, a missing lantern falls out of the backyard tree, and suddenly Josey sees a way to solve her family's ...more
Paperback, 1 page
Published September 1st 2006 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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Aug 22, 2010 Sheri rated it liked it
This book is so different and talks about the embarrassment your family can bring on and what this child did about it. Could possibly be used with social acceptance lessons for elementary students. Newer picture book.
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Shelves: k-g-4
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Lexile Measure: AD630L
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Joe Cepeda grew up in East Los Angeles, California. At first, he studied to be an engineer. He went back to college later to study art. He has done illustrations for magazines as well as for children's books. Joe Cepeda thinks that children who want to be artists or illustrators should read a lot and study math.

Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many awarding-winning picture books including Peeny Bu
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