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Hey Jack!: The Robot Blues

(Hey Jack!)

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The Hey Jack! adventures are perfect for boys who are desperate to begin reading but are bored by daggy school readers!  Jack is invited to a costume party, and he’s made an awesome robot suit. But what if the other kids at the party think it’s lame?

Kindle Edition, 21 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Hardie Grant Egmont (first published January 1st 2012)
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Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are classic easy reader books with 3 chapters of large simple text in a chapter book sized format.

(Think Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon level but with black and white images and larger text in a skinny trade paperback size - looks like a chapter book, reads like a "reader")

I know a lot of early readers in my library who are going to love this series.
Clare Cannon
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 04-8yrs
A nice story for budding readers about a little boy who is afraid his self-made robot costume will look silly compared to all the hired Harry Potter and Superman costumes of the other kids. But to his surprise, they like it, and he learns how to overcome nerves and disappointments to have fun with the others.
Kristine Hansen
I know this wobbly mood well. Jack made his own costume and it had seemed like a great idea at the time. But now that he's headed to a costume party with a lot of kids he doesn't know well, he's unsure of himself and feeling very wobbly inside. I like how these books explore feelings and explains them so well, in a way that kids can really relate to. Jack feels a lot like I did when I went to a Halloween party when I was about his age. How he comes to feel better about his costume and himself is ...more
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great story for my 6 and 9 year olds, they could relate to both Jack and his best friend Billie.
My five year old son is an advanced reader but most chapter books are not engaging enough for him without pictures. This is the perfect series for him. Slightly more words per page, but a still a relatively short book and illustrations dispersed throughout. I think it’s a great transition series from picture books to chapter books. A companion series is Billie B. Brown, which is about Jack’s best friend, Billie (who is a girl).

This particular story is good. I like how Jack learns not to worry to
Ms. B
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Jack is invited to a costume party and shows up in a robot costume that he made himself. Everyone else is wearing a store bought superhero costume. Jack is a worrier. What will the others think of his costume? What will happen when the kids start playing games and his costume tears? Can he possibly win any of the prizes being given away?
Part of the Hey Jack! series by Sally Rippen. this book is perfect for very young readers who are looking for chapter books.
Andy Hickman
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 - Sally Rippin, “Hey Jack! The Robot Blues” (Richmond, Victoria, Aust: Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012).
“This is Jack. Today Jack is in a wobbly mood. He feels funny in his tummy and wobbly in his legs.” (p1)
“Jem smiles. 'Hey, everyone!' he says. 'Mum counted the votes for the best costume. The winner is Jack!'” (p43)
Kris Patrick
Adorbs. Good choice for k-1 students ready for chapter books. #bookaday
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Sally Rippin was born in Darwin, but grew up mainly in South-East Asia. As a young adult she lived in China for three years, studying traditional Chinese painting. Sally has over seventy books published, many of them award-winning, including two novels for young adults. Her most recent work includes the highly acclaimed children’s novel Angel Creek and the popular Billie B Brown books, which becam ...more

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