Jamaica Tag-Along

Juanita Havill, Author, Anne S. C'Brien, Author, Anne Sibley O'Brien, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-395-49602-2
This sequel to Havill and O'Brien's first collaboration, Jamaica's Find , is as sensitive and charming as its predecessor. In this story, Jamaica's feelings are hurt when her older brother Ossie won't let her tag along to his basketball game. But when a younger child disrupts Jamaica's building of a sand castle, she realizes that she is just as impatient with him as Ossie is with her. In this way, Jamaica learns to ``do unto others'' not by explicit instruction but by experience. Children of Jamaica's age are themselves just beginning to develop a moral awareness, will appreciate Havill's convincing portrayal of Jamaica's dilemma. O'Brien's watercolors are extraordinarily lifelike and tender. She has a rare gift for capturing the many nuances of expression; her illustrations lend an extra dimension of compassion to the story. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1989
Release date: 03/01/1989
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-395-54949-0
Analog Audio Cassette - 32 pages - 978-0-395-77941-5
Prebound-Other - 978-0-8335-6005-6
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-8124-8973-6
Book - 32 pages - 978-0-547-48105-0
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-606-17136-6
Ebook - 32 pages - 978-0-547-50525-1
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