Hi, Jack!

by Barnett, Mac,

Format: Print Book [2018]
Availability: On Order 1 copy
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Collection  Readers
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Meet Jack. He lives in a tree. His interests include snacks, petty theft, and lipstick graffiti. Jack also loves his friends, the Lady and a pup named Rex. He just has a funny way of showing it.

Welcome to the laugh-out-loud and offbeat world of Hi, Jack! , the first book in a new early reader series by New York Times bestselling and award-winning creators Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli. A perfect read-aloud with snappy, rhythmic text, this series is destined to delight fans of Elephant and Piggie.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Here the creators of I Love You like a Pig (2017) kick off a series of level-one easy readers (this copublishes with Jack at Bat) starring a simply drawn cartoon monkey in a yellow shirt who makes Curious George look like a choir-primate. Living in a tree over a scrum of discarded trash, Jack waves a friendly hello to a gray-haired lady, then snatches her purse, and steals lipstick from it first to draw lips on himself and on dog Rex and then to tag Rex and the invitingly white walls of the lady's house with his name. Virtuous new readers will happily chime in on Barnett's large-type narrative, which is largely composed of repetitive judgments: Bad Jack! / Jack, you are bad. Step-by-step drawings for the three main characters at the end add an art lesson to this natural companion to Jack Gantos' Rotten Ralph books or Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty (2005).--Peters, John Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this promising series opener, Barnett and Pizzoli introduce a mischievous monkey named Jack, a dog named Rex, and a lady named the Lady. In the first of three stories, Jack steals the Lady's purse and goes wild with her lipstick. "Rex! Why are your lips red? Your lips are bright red!" writes Barnett in the second, poking fun at repetitive early-reader language. Barnett works wonders with a limited vocabulary, packing the stories with humor, tension-and admonishments of Jack. Given Jack's lipstick-powered vandalism, readers will guess that the Lady's house won't stay "nice" for long ("Here are her white walls. Here is her nice art"). Pizzoli's scruffy-edged, emotive cartoons are just as funny, and he carries the comedy into drawing lessons and closing endpapers. Yep, more lipstick is involved. Available simultaneously: Jack at Bat. Ages 4-8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Monkeys -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :[2018]
Contributors Pizzoli, Greg, illustrator.
Language English
Description pages cm
ISBN 9780425289075
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