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Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme

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When Sylvia Jean's scout troop sets out to earn their Good-Deed badges, the boisterous girl pig knows just what to do: take care of her old, injured neighbor. Unfortunately, Sylvia Jean's over-the-top energy proves too much for the ailing Mrs. VanHooven, whose doctor has prescribed peace, quiet, and no Sylvia Jean. Not to be deterred, the crafty pig scout heads straight to ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 18th 2010 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 2010)
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Amanda Walz
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a very good book about kindness and compassion.
May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is the second book about the irrepressible Sylvia Jean. In this book, Sylvia Jean’s Pig Scout troop is working on getting their Good-Dead Badge. Each of them has to select one a good deed to do. Sylvia Jean realizes that she can help her neighbor Mrs. VanHooven who twisted her ankle and can’t walk. Sylvia Jean gathers everything she is going to need to help Mrs. VanHooven and arrives on her doorstep merrily blowing her tuba in case Mrs. VanHooven has difficulty hearing. Sylvia Jean arrives ...more
Jean Marie
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was about Sylvia Jean, Pig Scout extraordinaire. This is a great book for children ages 7-9. This story is about Sylvia working to earn her Good-Deed Badge. This is a great book to show students to not give up, just as Sylvia Jean did not after being told she could not visit her neighbor Mrs. Vanhooven to help her take care of her while she is resting from spraining her ankle. Students are able to see the creativity Sylvia Jean has in coming up with different costumes and characters to ...more
Laura Mueller
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Laura Mueller
March 8, 2015
EDL53500 Library Materials for Children and Youth

Title: Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme

Author: Lisa Campbell Ernst

Plot: Sylvia learns her troop is going to try to earn a new badge: the good-deed badge. The other girls are thinking about good things they can do to earn it and Sylvia thinks of her neighbor, Mrs. VanHooven. She recently hurt her ankle and can't walk so Sylvia decides to take care of her. She is very enthusiastic and brings a ton of things with her to help and i
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, 2011, picture
Oh my, I love Sylvia Jean! Sylvia Jean, a Pig Scout, is determined to earn her Good-Deed Badge. She visits her neighbor Mrs. Van Hooven to cheer her up and help her recover from a twisted ankle. But things go from bad to worse and Sylvia Jean is banned from bothering her neighbor. Instead, Sylvia Jean visits her neighbor in a series of disguises and provides support and kindness. But because Sylvia Jean wasn't supposed to visit her neighbor, she can't reveal her good deed to earn her badge. Fort ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: children
This is a cute story about a pig who is a scout and is trying to earn all of her patches. She must earn her good deed patch, but can't quite think of anything until she remembers her ailing neighbor. Unfortunately, Sylvia Jean is a bit over-zealous and gets herself banned from her neighbor's house on doctor's orders. She then has to think of creative ways to do kind things... and learns a little about moderation on the way.
Mar 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Sylvia Jean picks her neighbor to do good deeds for since she has a twisted ankle. It doesn't go as well as she thought, so she dresses up as a different neighbor and tries to do a different nice deed each time. The Pig Scout Motto is to "never give up." In the end, she earns a badge and a new friend in her neighbor.
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
That Sylvia Jean is quite the character. She is fun and imaginative. I love how creative she is in these books. She sets goals and then attains them and she is honest about her mistakes as well. She is a good role model and a fabulous pig! Quite the cute book. 2012-13 Missouri Show Me Award nominee.
Jun 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Sylvia Jean wants to earn a scout badge by helping her older injured neighbor. Unfortunately, her idea of helping is not what her neighbor needs right now and so, Sylvia Jean is forced to be more creative.
The Library Lady
Mar 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I've tended in recent years to wince at all the damned anthropomorphic animal books, but I'll make an exception for these Sylvia Jean books.
Go eat a pork chop, "Olivia", a REAL pig diva has come to town!
Cute story about a little pig who is an enthusiastic scout. She wants to earn her good deed badge by helping a neighbor recovering from foot surgery. She is a bit too much for the old pig and her doctor forbids Sylia Jean from visiting. Clever solution from a scout who never gives up.
Naomi Blackburn
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
A silly read, but adorable about a determined piglet and a hurt neighbor who stands in the way of her getting her scout badge. How will Sylvia Jean work around it? Partnered with excellent illustrations.
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Marcie by: Woodbury new books
This must be the second Sylvia Jean, but I had not read the first. I enjoyed it and might use it, but not as frequently as either Gingerbread Girl or Stella Louella. The story is nicely laid out, albeit very predictable.
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
My little scout (7) loved this and so did her little sister (4). Fun!
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: show-me-readers
Cute story of never giving up and the value of scouting and doing good deeds.
Judy Desetti
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book-k-3
Loved this book. Just a good read aloud about doing good deeds.
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Good book that indirectly teaches to be kind to older ones even if they a little grumpy. I liked that the lesson wasn't obvious. And that the little pig Sylvia had such a postive attitude.
Mar 17, 2010 rated it liked it
good deeds, pigs, scouting
Mar 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Leadership book from James Toole Toolbox. Empathy Leadership Mindset - listening carefully to the needs of others.
Aimee Owen
Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sylvia is determined to get her next badge, even if her help isn't wanted!
Sarah BT
Oct 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Pretty cute-I liked Sylvia Jean's costumes. I liked her creative project.
Ms Threlkeld
Aug 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute story about a pig who comes up with a creative way to help her ailing neighbor.
May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sophie-s-book
really liked this about a very determined pig scout.
Aug 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This one cracked me up. Poor Sylvia Jean tries so hard!
Mar 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Sylvia Jean needs to earn her "Good Deeds" pin to be a snout scout supreme- how can she do this if no one will let her help?
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