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Janet's Thingamajigs

Written by Beverly Cleary & illustrated by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan
Book #4 in the Jimmy and Janet Series
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Mar 31, 1987
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Everyone needs thingamajigs, and four-year-old Janet means to keep, her thingamajigs to herself.

Each day Janet carefully chooses three little thingamajigs. And each day she neatly wraps them in a paper bag and puts them in her crib – safe from her brother Jimmy’s meddling hands. But when the bags fill Janet’s crib, Mother is at her wit’s end until she saves the day by giving the twins a big surprise that makes Janet’s paper-bag collection a thingamajig of the past.

In this delightful new Jimmy and Janet story, Newbery medalist Beverly Cleary vividly recreates the pride a child takes in growing up. DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan’s appealing, softly colored illustrations make this a true-to-life classic that is sure to find a place in every child’s heart.

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Categories:
early readers
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Who Wrote Janet's Thingamajigs

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Beverly Cleary

<p>Beverly Cleary is one of America’s most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children’s books when she grew up.</p><p>Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, “Where are the books about kids like us?” she remembered her teacher’s encouragement and was inspired to write the books she’d longed to read but couldn’t find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!</p><p>Mrs. Cleary’s books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children’s literature. <em>Dear Mr. Henshaw</em> won the Newbery Medal, and <em>Ramona Quimby, Age 8</em> and <em>Ramona and Her Father</em> have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.</p>

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Who Illustrated Janet's Thingamajigs

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Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan

<p> DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan’s books include <em>Grandpa’s Corner Store, City Green</em> and <em>Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen.</em> She lives in Philadelphia.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780688066178
Publication Date:
March 31, 1987
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0688066178

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