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Jamboree Day
Greene, Rhonda Gowler.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
All the animals in the jungle have a grand time at the annual Jamboree Day.
Reading Level:
AD 550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 55686.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.9 1 Quiz: 26105 Guided reading level: K.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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It's Jamboree Day in the jungle, and Little Tree Frog hip-hop-hurries to spread the news. The party has begun, with the merry-go-round spinning, the train chugging, and the Lion all decked out in his finest tie and tails. Full-color illustrations.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Jungle animals dance, sing and quaff coconut milk cocktails in this rhyming holiday spree. A tree frog issues the invitations, hippos, a lion and an eland stream in and the fun begins. Backed by a rollicking cha-cha rhythm ("Hippo twirled on her tip-tippy toes,/ while Frog slip-slid down Elephant's nose./ Spider tapped on eight hairy legs,/ Rhinoceros juggled ostrich eggs"), Green's (Barnyard Song) lightly constructed story line builds to a climax with a jazz concert, then winds down to bedtime quiet. ("Then... sun sank low. Shadows fell./ The jungle climbed out of its jamboree spell"). Newcomer Wolff's festive double-page, full-bleed acrylics show jauntily-hatted gorillas and anteaters enjoying rides on a toy train; the young ones let go of their balloons in their excitement. Festive Chinese lanterns hang over the party grounds, and the guests dig into banana splits. The celebration ends with a tear and a sniffle for one over-emotional hippo, but young party-lovers will enjoy attending this celebration over and over again. Ages 4-6. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A bright green frog with a red-and-orange-striped megaphone stands in front of his house in a lush jungle setting, then hops from place to place to tell the other animals that it is Jamboree Day. In bouncing, hand-clapping, toe-tapping rhyme, Frog exhorts the animals to "spread the news!" From crocodiles to cuckoos, they dance, march, fly, and row to the jamboree. There are balloons, a train ride, stage acts, and a limbo game and wild dancing well into the night, and then all go home until next year. Brightly colored, large, double-spread acrylic illustrations fill the pages with clever and humorous animated caricatures. A few misses, such as a zebra being announced and never pictured and giraffe showing up several pages late, will bother some children, and some of the rhyming is trite, such as using "muddy Nile" to rhyme with "Crocodile." All in all, though, taken in the right spirit of true nonsense, this is fun for storytime or one-on-one and children will join in and ask for repeats.-Marlene Gawron, Orange County Library, Orlando, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.