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The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure

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The Jellybeans are ready for an art adventure when Bitsy enlists the other girls to help her paint a mural at their favorite place: the candy shop! After a fun trip to the museum to learn about art, the four Jellybeans use their different strengths and talents to work together to create a colorful success.

This fourth book in the successful, New York Times bestselling serie
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Harry N. Abrams
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The Jellybeans are back. This time, Bitsy finds artistic inspiration and support from the other Jellybeans.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Summary: The Jellybeans are four girls; Bitsy, who paints, Emily, who dances, Anna, who reads, and Nicole who plays soccer. Each girl is different but they each bring something special to their friendship. They hang out at Petunia’s which is a candy shop where they eat their favorite candy: Jellybeans. They shop owner is really fond of them. One day when they are there, Bitsy shows them her painting and the shop owner, Petunia, asks her to paint a mural for the store. Together as a group they st ...more
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
One of the things I like about this series of books is that you can start with any of them and the author gives enough background on the four friends so that each book feels independent, and with a good story. One does not have to read them in order to get the idea of the friends.
Susan S.C.C.L.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A cute series about the friendship of four creative friends. I loved all the detailed illustrations. Definitely a story to read to my granddaughter.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Another of the Jellybean stories. This time they discover how much fun it is to be an artist.
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Everyone has talent is the theme of this picture book written by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.

A unique group of girlfriends has their own talents and they cheer each other on but when the group of them is asked to paint a mural for their favorite candy store, the artist in the group is worried people won't like their artwork.

#PB #animals #friendship #creativity #art
Jordyn Agost
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure is about four best friends. They each enjoy to do separate things however, they all realize that even though they are different they can still be best friends. Just like jellybeans in how they are so different with many colors and flavors yet they come together as one. Bitsy, loves to paint and is given the opportunity to paint a mural for the candy shop but needs the help of her best friends. They were all scared because they don’t know how to paint like ...more
Pamela Vargas
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book is about four friends who all have very different interests, but are great friends anyway. One loves to draw, one loves to read, one loves to dance, and one loves to play soccer. However, what they have in common is their love for jellybeans. So they go to the candy shop and are given a project to paint a mural on the wall outside. They each use their special skill set to create something wonderful that goes perfectly together, just like their friendship.

For this book I would have the
Emmaline MacBeath
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This next adventure of the girl's group called the Jellybeans concentrates on Bitsy's gift of art. Emily loves to dance, Anna loves to read, Nicole loves to play soccer, but Bitsy loves art. She paints and draws wherever she goes. One day, the owner of the candy shop where they buy their jellybeans asks Bitsy to paint a mural. Bitsy asks her friends to help. She teaches them a little bit about art and they each do their part to create a beautiful mural.

The thing I like most about the Jellybean c
Jared White
I enjoy how each book in this series shows that even people who are very different can still be good friends. Each book features one of four best friends and the activity they love most (art, in this case) and shows how they can incorporate the interests of their friends into the beloved activity.

Bitsy loves art and to paint. In this book she takes her friends to the art museum where they discover there is art featuring their own favorite activities (dance, reading, sports). Bitsy is also asked
When the owner of Petunia's candy shop needs an attractive mural for her shop, artistic Bitsy convinces her three friends, all of whom have different talents, to help her. I like the way the friends are all different and have different hobbies and yet still manage to support one another. Even when Bitsy is stumped for what to paint, they urge her on. Of course, it's fitting that they are paid for their work with the very candy that gave them their names--Jellybeans. Fans of this series--this is ...more
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
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This is the second book in this series that we've read. This one is about Bitsy who loves to paint. The owner of the Jellybean shop they always go to asks Bitsy to paint a masterpiece on the side wall. All of her friends help out in their own way and Bitsy finishes it off.

What I like about these books is that it shows how you can use your own abilities to do other things - like use a soccer ball to make the center of a flower or do a ballet dance and brush the paintbrush across the wall to make
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
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A subtle lesson that tells us even though we are all different, we can all get along anyway.
Bitsy LOVES to paint.
Emily LOVES to dance.
Anna LOVE to read.
And, Nicole LOVES to play soccer.

They're just like jelly beans: different flavors that get along well with one another.
Mrs. Petunia Dinley-Sneezer, onwer of Petunia's Candy Shop 'commissions' them to paint a mural on her wall. Just like the Jellybeans, the mural is colorful, full of togetherness, and joyful!
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is about four friends who each love doing different things. However, they have one thing in common: their love of jellybeans. The friends learn to use each of their special talents to create a special project together. This book is great for explaining that it is okay for friends to have different talents. When you come together and put your special talents together, you can create something much greater.
Sidney Chumbler
This book is mainly about Bitsy who loves art. Bitsy and the girls take on an adventure to paint Mrs. Petunias wall on the candy shop that they love to get jellybeans from. Bitsy taught the girls to paint and they painted on the wall and made a mural. This book teaches kids that everyone can work together no matter what. The illustrations for this book is wonderful because it helps tell the story further. The reader would never know how beautiful the mural was until they saw the illustrations.
Kathy Ellen Davis
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute story!
I like the concept of the friends all liking different things, but all working together.
With four main characters, it could get a little confusing, but it doesn't in this book.
The problem in the story centers around one character, but they all work together to solve it.

With four main characters, each child reading the book is BOUND to find someone to relate to!
Great illustrations too.
Ariel Cummins
Sep 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Fun, very sparkly book about how everyone has a different thing they are good at. A wee bit heavy-handed at times, but overall, it has nice resolution and a solid story.

Art is pretty nice, with the animals being surprisingly realistic looking.

Few enough words-per-page to make it a possible storytime book.
Sarah Adamson
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is quite a fun picture book about 4 friends who are very different with very different interests apart from their overlapping love of jellybeans! The four are friends despite their differences teaching a great lesson to readers. They also draw from their strengths to work together on a project with a wonderful result.
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: art requests and Numeroff fans
My school does a restaurant theme and that includes a candy shops, and this was one of the younger picture books I found to do with the PreK - 3s. They sat still for it though some of the boys seemed to loose interest.
Apr 15, 2012 rated it liked it
The Jelly Beans--four friends who like to do such different things as paint, play soccer, read, and dance--paint a mural on an outside wall of Mrs. Petunia Dinkley-Sneezer's candy shop that depicts them each doing what they love best.
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Sweet story of friendship between three very different girls. Lynn Munsinger's easily recognizable picture style always cause instant conversation between me and my daughter, remembering all the other fabulous books she has illustrated that we have shared.
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-and-ya
This book is so bright and colourful. A great book for a young girl.
Feb 11, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! Sweet message about friends and using your individual talents.
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Has Lynn Munsinger's appealing animals characters, and a good story about working as a team on a project.
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
cute story about celebrating our differences and talents. Great illustrations cute story, just didn't like one of the tongue twister character names. it makes reading it less enjoyable.
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-read
The Jellybeans are back in this story by the writer of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

Bitsy the pit gets to paint a mural on Petunia's wall, but what will she paint?
Niki (Daydream Reader)
I think the characters in the books are cute. I'm going to share Jellybeans with my second grade class.
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Laura Joffe Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling author of author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Raising a Hero, and What Mommies/Daddies Do Best. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Pratt Institute. Laura grew up as the youngest of three girls, surrounded by art, music, and books. An avid animal lover, Laura has always wanted to write a book about service dogs. She now ...more
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