Jake and Lily
Jake and Lily
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Jake and Lily

Written and illustrated by Jerry Spinelli
Published by Balzer + Bray
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What's Jake and Lily About

Publisher Summary

This is a story about me, Lily. And me, Jake. We’re twins and we’re exactly alike. Not exactly! Whatever. This is a book we wrote about the summer we turned eleven and Jake ditched me. Please. I just started hanging out with some guys in the neighborhood. Right. So anyway, this is a book about goobers and supergoobers bullies clubhouses true friends things getting built and wrecked and rebuilt and about figuring out who we are. We wrote this together (sort of) so you’ll get to see both sides of our story. But you’ll probably agree with my side. You always have to have the last word, don’t you? Yes!

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What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • This book addresses a lot about bullying--what it is and how to handle it. Talk to your child about Jake and the lessons he learns from both being a bully and standing up to bullies. Discuss how Ernie reacts to bullying and how Jake being a defender stops the bullying. Studies have shown that nearly 100% of the time, if a “defender” stands up to the bully and defends the victim, the bully will back down.


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Book Details

Publication Date
May 8, 2012
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
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