cover image The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff

The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff

Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, Abrams, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8109-9765-3

In the third adventure starring the Jellybeans, so named because they are "all different but [get] along great," they head to Camp Pook-A-Wow, where Emily happily takes dance classes, Bitsy makes macaroni necklaces, and Anna contentedly reads under a tree. But Nicole, who lives and breathes soccer, is dismayed that there isn't a team, and though she tries other sports, nothing suits her. In classic Jellybean fashion, the girls start their own soccer team, then celebrate Nicole's winning goal by wolfing down jellybeans. Though it's a simple story, readers who value their close friendships should appreciate how the girls encourage one another to succeed. Ages 3–7. (Mar.)