“Jellybeans Morning, Noon and Night,” is about two brothers who share a love of jellybeans! No matter what the flavor, those boys just love jellybeans—all of them. If they had it their way, they would eat jellybeans for breakfast, jellybeans for lunch, and jellybeans for dinner. And that’s exactly what they plan to do! It is a brilliant plan, isn’t it?
Author Maggie Pajak first told the story of a boy and his love for jellybeans to her then 2 and a half year old son Matthew. Her husband was deployed in Iraq at the time and this story was the bribe that got her son to sleep in his own bed at night. Sleep was hard to come by as it was. Having a two year old rolling around all night in her bed didn’t exactly bring a restful night either. Long story short, years later she decided to turn that fun bed-time story about jellybeans into the book, Jellybeans Morning, Noon & Night.
My son (6) and I reviewed this book for Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Here are our thoughts:
I like the pictures a lot. I liked how there was a picture of one real thing in all of the drawings. The one that had the glass of orange juice was the coolest. I also liked the pictures of the real jellybeans. The main characters are two young boys, Matthew and Andrew and they would like to eat jellybeans all the time. They were very smart to come up with a good plan to fool their Mom. But their Mom knew best. My favorite part is when the Mom eats the jellybeans. I would eat the jellybean sandwich but none of the other things. I really liked the hide and seek part too. My least favorite part of the book is when they fool the Mom, because that was mean; but the Mom actually had her own plan which was to let them eat lots of jellybeans until they got sick. I really liked the book because it's a good story and it has nice pictures and it's all about jellybeans. I think everybody would like this book.
MOM'S BOTTOM LINE (visit us for the full review):
This sturdy, beautifully illustrated, silly story with an important message was a fun read for our family. Due to its length (50 pages), I would recommend this book to children aged 4 years and older - especially those with a sweet tooth! I agree with my son - who wouldn't love a story about jellybeans!?
* This book was provided to us by the author free-of-charge as a prize obtained through the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop (May, 2013, hosted by Maggie Pajak). *
A truly scrumptious book with a thought that will delight jellybean lovers. Two brothers have a creative idea on how they can bring mom around to the idea of having jellybeans for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The art in the book is stunning. Made with colors not just for around Easter when jellybeans are most popular but designed for everyday story.
These two little boys come up with a smart idea for their mom to let them eat jellybeans. The Mother of course says “ If I don’t eat jellybeans, morning, noon and night then neither do the boys.” Is so cute how determined those boys are.
Just looking at the cover of this bright, delightfully illustrated book and seeing the expressions on the faces of the three children who are the inventive characters of the story Jellybeans Morning Noon & Night simply draws you into its pages in anticipation of a rollicking time with the kids.
Now the two boys simply love jellybeans and they enlist their cousin to help them convince their mother that they can have them to eat morning, noon, and night. The plan is devious for certain. The kids are determined. Their plan is to be the chefs for the day and serve their mother each and every meal - incorporating jellybeans into the mix in a delightful way.
Of course, mother is smart and goes along with them knowing full well that in the end, they will see the folly of eating jellybeans all day long. Smart mom. Smart kids. Happy ending.
The author, Maggie Pajak, as the wife of a deployed serviceman was full time story-teller to her boys while daddy was deployed. Therefore, she has the wonderful dedication in the front of the book "...to all of the soldiers who are not able to tuck their little ones into bed with a night-night story while serving their country and all of their little ones who wish that they could." Commendable! Much appreciated!
The use of strong, vibrant colors and intense black lines and the joyous, smug, delight expressed on the kids faces. The kids marching through the kitchen or shouting up the stairs just engage the reader or child fully in the story.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GIVEAWAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ http://chatwithvera.blogspot.com/2013... Author Maggie Pajak has gracious agreed to provide a copy of the book for one of Chat With Vera's readers as a giveaway prize. Just enter via the Rafflecopter links below. (Please be patient as Rafflecopter is sometimes a bit slow to load.) This giveaway only open to USA addresses. Begins Feb. 7, 2013 - ENDS February 21 at 12:01 a.m. EST
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of Jellybeans Morning Noon & Night by the author in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.
A story about 2 little boys who loved jellybeans more than anything and wanted to eat them morning, noon and night, but of course Mom always said no. They come up with a plan to get their way, you'll have to read to see if the plan worked.
This is a cute book with bright colors and at the same time, as you are reading the story, you get to hunt for the "good eggs" throughout the book. A great way to read your child or grandchild to sleep, they will be dreaming about what else, jellybeans of course!
After seeing the cover and reading about the book on a blog, I knew I had to try to win it for my grandson, I was not disappointed and he will be so tickled with it when he gets it in the mail from Grandma!
This is delightful children's story. The pictures are bright and colorful and very appealing to children. The story is simple but one children can relate to. I am thrilled that I won this picture book from Goodreads and I can't wait to share it with my granddaughter.