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Sep 05 2016

My magnificent jelly bean tree by Maura Finn

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New Frontier Publishing, 2016. ISBN 9781925059588
(Age: 5+) Highly recommended. My Magnificent Jelly Bean Tree is a story for the imagination. The rhythmical, rhyming text will help build and develop a young reader's fluency and expression and their imaginations will soar with all of the possibilities a jelly bean can bring.
Our main character is a young boy who dreams of sprouting a tree from a jelly bean. Every page is a wonderful illustration of the possible adventures he could have in and with his jelly bean tree. The rhyming text is magical and descriptive and the book is highly recommended for readers aged 5+. Young readers will love reading it with an adult or older child and readers aged 7+ will enjoy reading it on their own.
My Magnificent Jelly Bean Tree would be a great book for the classroom as it can be used to investigate poetry and rhyme and to deconstruct into a storyboard. Imagine the amazing illustrations children can create!
Kylie Kempster

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