JoJo the Giant by Jane Barclay

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Children are eager to grow bigger, and JoJo is no exception. He always asks his mother the same question: “How much did I grow today?” No matter how often his mother assures him that good things come in small packages, he is desperate to be bigger. After all, he wants to run in a race to win a pair of red Rocket Racer shoes. But how can he compete against bullies who are much bigger than he is? A delightful surprise ending illustrates how true growth is not always measured in inches.
Jane Barclay’s heartwarming story explores a theme that speaks to every child. Esperança Melo’s wonderful art complements the text to create a charming book that’s bound to become a favorite.

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Award-winning author Jane Barclay is a tea-drinking, dog-walking, house-cleaning, lawn-cutting, short order cook, and writer. Besides writing books for children, her essays have appeared in both The Gazette and The National Post. Jane lives with her husband in Pointe Claire, Quebec. Their three sons occasionally drop in to pat the dog and visit the fridge. Esperança Melo was born in the Azores and lives in Millbrook, Ontario. She has studied animation, graphic design, oil painting, and sculpture, and has been a graphic and book designer for several years. She has also illustrated several children's books including Merci Mister Dash! by Monica Kulling, and the award-winning Drumheller Dinosaur Dance by Robert Heidbreder, co-illustrated by her
Published January 10, 2012 by Tundra Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When Smiling Sam's Shoe Shop sponsors a big race, JoJo obsesses over the prize: a pair of red Rocket Racers.

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