A Giant Crush by Gennifer Choldenko

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A Giant Crush

As Valentine's Day gets closer, Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret. His chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch and he can't hide his red face when the huge Valentine he made for her lands on her desk. Cooper thinks Jackson should just talk to her, but Jackson's afraid she doesn't like him. Carter Corey always makes fun of how big he is - what if Cami thinks he's a giant, too? Luckily, Cami is not afraid to tell Carter that if she had a boyfriend, he'd be totally giant.


About Gennifer Choldenko

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Gennifer Choldenko received a B.A. from Brandeis University, graduating cum laude with honors, and a B.F.A. in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Gennifer's first picture book is titled Moonstruck: The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon. Reviewers called Moonstruck "hilarious" (School Library Journal), "hysterical, irreverent" (National Parenting Center), and "a giggle from beginning to end" (Publishers Weekly). Gennifer was the youngest in a family of four kids, where her nickname was "Snot-Nose." Her quirky sense of humor made its debut at the dinner table when Gennifer was a very little kid. After that, anything strange and funny became known as a Gennifer Joke. Currently, she lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and their two children. When she is not writing, she likes to draw animals at the zoo, especially crocodiles and turtles because they lie perfectly still. Notes From a Liar and Her Dog is her first novel for children.
Published December 22, 2011 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Newbery Honoree Choldenko (Al Capone Does My Shirts, 2004) and Caldecott Honoree Sweet (A River of Words: The Story of Williams Carlos Williams, written by Jen Bryant, 2008) combine talents to tell the appealing tale of Jackson, a rather large rabbit, who is struggling with the often embarrassing...

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His exchanges with Jacomo demonstrate a patience and understanding more characteristic of an adult than a boy (" 'Jacomo,' I say.

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Publishers Weekly

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Newbery Honor author Choldenko touches on themes from her earlier picture books—shyness (Louder, Lili) and being too tall or short (How to Make Friends with a Giant)—in this story about Jackson, the rabbit with the titular giant crush.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this Valentines Day-themed book isn't just about a boy's crush on a girl, but is also about a young boy (bunny) feeling self-conscious about his appearance and getting support and encouragemen...

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