Jake's Best Thumb by Ilene Cooper

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A sweet and fun remedy for young readers reluctant to give up their best thumb.

Jake is an expert at doing things with his best thumb. He can walk the dog, watch TV, even ride his bike. Jake and his thumb are happy together until kindergarten begins and the class bully teases Jake, calling him “thumb sucker.” Jake doesn’t want to give up his habit, but with some help from a new classmate and the realization that everyone—even bullies—sometimes need a little extra help to feel brave, Jake might finally be ready to try. Quirky illustrations and a charming story will have readers cheering for winsome Jake and his best thumb.


About Ilene Cooper

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Ilene Cooper is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, as well as a book reviewer for ALA Booklist. She lives in Chicago. Claudio Mu?oz is the illustrator of several children?s picture books. He lives in England.
Published July 3, 2008 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Jake’s left thumb is his best thumb, wrinkled from sucking, “a prince among thumbs,” according to Jake’s uncle.

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