Author: Beedie, Duncan
Big Jim Hickory is a very good lumberjack but begins to worry when his tree-felling causes his woodland friends to lose their homes. So he decides to take quick action to find them a new place to live. Luckily, Jim comes up with a creative idea that will change the way they share the forest and the way they all define home.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 196423
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.50
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 72704
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/17)
School Library Journal (00/10/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/17)
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School Library Journal - 10/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2— Lumberjack Jim Hickory encounters angry animals when their homes are compromised as a result of his job. Jim kindly lets them to reside in his bushy beard, but before long his daily schedule is interrupted by the new residents, which causes him to shave. While the animals are happy making new homes out of Jim's beard scraps, Jim considers the bare landscape as he scratches his bare chin, and begins planting trees instead of cutting them down. The digital artwork is expressive with a style that reveals the creator's background in animating websites, games, and educational apps. Fans of Beedie's debut picture book The Bear Who Stared will not be disappointed. VERDICT A funny read-aloud with a subtle conservational message.— Samantha Lumetta, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.