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Norma Jean, Jumping Bean

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  122 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Illus. in full color. "Kangaroo child Norma Jean loves to jump. The problem is that her jumping gets out of hand, causing accidents and some ruffled feelings among her friends, and Norma stops her jumping entirely. But when the school's field-day games come up, Norma Jean is coaxed back into action long enough to win ribbons. Light, popular fare for beginning readers."--Bo ...more
ebook, 48 pages
Published April 21st 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published April 1st 1987)
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Hope Johnson
This is a cute easy book for a student who is beginning to read. It teaches a lesson that there is a time and a place for your actions and the time and place is not always at school. It would be a great book for a guided reading book to talk about using quotations in writing.

Norma Jean, whose love of jumping might be a bit excessive, stops her favorite activity after her friends complain, but participation in the school Olympics proves there is a time and place for jumping.
Norma Jean loves jumping but sometimes her friends do not. Norma Jean learns that she can be a jumping bean without upsetting her friends. Nice book for promoting individuality.
Kristen Collins
A sweet story about being yourself. I know a few kids that really could've benefitted from reading this book at a young age.
Candice Snow
I used to read this book so much when I was little that now the spine is nothing but a strip of tape.

The story follows a kangaroo named Norma Jean, who (naturally) loves to jump. However, she finds out the hard way that there is an appropriate time and place for everything.

It is a great story for kids to learn that their rambunctiousness can be best utilized by focusing it on their passions.
Norma Jean has been a favorite in our house for several years - first with my oldest son and now with my youngest. This is a beginning reader book, but is an excellent picture book in it's own right. I believe it deserves classic status right along with Frog and Toad and Little Bear!
Never has there ever been such an accurate book depicting me and my life.

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This book was a gift to me. Its an early reader about a hyper little girl kangaroo. The name of the story has stayed with me because its cute, but I don't remember the plot and I don't think it was meant to tell me to be more calm as a kid either.
Tyler Caudill
Apr 12, 2013 Tyler Caudill rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any kid before 8 years old
Recommended to Tyler by: my Sister
I read this book at least 100 times when I was 4 or 5. I loved teaches kids there is a time and place for what fun things you love to do, but don't let that get in the way of the responsible things you need to do in life.
Everyone should remember the first book they read on their own and this is mine. Thank you Mrs. Wallace at Dowell Elementary!
I loved this book growing up. It was a cute story, with cute pictures.
Kimberly B.
I remember reading this book over and over again when I was little.
This was my very first book, given to me by my 1st grade teacher. :)
This was the first book I ever read!
I liked it. ⭐⭐⭐
May 14, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
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