Jamaica likes the substitute teacher, Mrs. Duval, right away. So when there’s a spelling test, of course Jamaica wants to please her by spelling all the words right. But this time something goes wrong and Jamaica has to make an important decision. . . . What will Mrs. Duval think of her now?
The book really captures the essence of childhood. I could almost bring myself back to my first grade class as I was reading this book. I love the Jamaica books. And she every much so ressembles me: black, braided hair with colorful ornaments. All Jamaica books teaches a valuable lesson to young children about right or wrong. Here, Jamaica wants to please the substitute teacher so bad that she copies from a friend during the test. Mrs Duval helps her understand that she does not have to be perfect to be special. Although the book was published more than 15 years ago, it does not really show and can easily be read to today’s children. Highly recommended.
❤ this book!
Author(s) / illustrator(s) : Junita Havill & Anne Sibley O’Brien
Publisher: Reading Rainbow Book (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Publication date: 2009, 1986
Target audience: 6 to 8 years old
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