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Author: Barnett, Mac
Meet Jack: He lives in a tree house. His interests include snacks, petty theft, and lipstick graffiti. Jack also makes friends with a cranky old lady and a dog named Rex, but he sometimes has a funny way of showing he likes them.
Jack Book, Book 1
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 504521
Kirkus Reviews (07/01/19)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/19)
The Hornbook (00/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 01/01/2018 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). - Copyright 2018 Booklist.