Jessica

Jessica

by Kevin Henkes

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Overview

"There is no Jessica," said Ruthie's parents. But of course there was. She ate with Ruthie, played with Ruthie, and was sorry when Ruthie was bad. Nobody could see Jessica — except Ruthie. When it came time for Ruthie to go to school, Jessica went with her. Her parents hoped Ruthie would find a friend at school who would replace Jessica. They were in for a (happy) surprise!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688158477
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/1998
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 252,057
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Jessica (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
jmvarnad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruthie does everything with her imaginary friend Jessica. They play games and even get into trouble together. Ruthie's parents wants her to have real friend. Then on her first day at kindergarten, Ruthie meets a real new friend who name is Jessica and they do everything together from then on. I can never say i hate a Kevin Henkes book, because they are always so fun and creative.
MelanieRoss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was an excellent picture book for children; the pictures were very colorful. I also liked how certain parts of the book were written in larger font in order to emphasize those certain sentences. This is a story about a young girl named Ruthie who had an imaginary friend named Jessica. Ruthie's parents were continuosly telling her that there was no Jessica; however, Ruthie never listened. Jessica went everywhere with Ruthie, even to Ruthie's first day of Kindergarten. Then, something very exciting happened- Ruthie made a real friend, and her name was Jessica!I would read this book to children in kindergarten, first grade, or second grade. This is a wonderful story to read on the first day of school because it has to do with making new friends on the first day of school, which is something alot of children are worried about.
Necampos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading Level 2.6This is a precious story about a girl and her best friend. Ruthie makes up an imaginary friend, Jessica, who did everything with her. Not until school did she actually meet w new friend whose name was ironically Jessica. This is a fun book that you can ask kids what they think might happen to see if they can predict the outcome.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruthie does everything with her imaginary friend Jessica. She is anxious about starting kindergarten, and spends much of the day by herself, until she meets a girl named Jessica and befriends her.
cgammerman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. I think it is a great book to read aloud to children during the first week of kindergarten when everyone is trying to make friends. The pictures are so cute and the way Henkes writes is hilarious. I think every child would like this book!
misserin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sweet story about a girl and her imaginary friend, Jessica... or is she real? Kevin Henkes' books are great stories about friendship.
LaurenCT More than 1 year ago
I have a kindergartener and this book tugs at the heartstrings. It is just as sweet for parents as it is for the kids.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My best friend's middle name is ruth and when we were really little we called her ruthie. then i stumbled across the book Jessica, which happens to be my name. This book is the perfect story of our friendship! LOVE IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica was inspiring book. It had great detail. Ilove it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mommy gave this book to me when I was about 6. Since then this book has been in my collection.Great Book! (for the best name of course)
Guest More than 1 year ago
My aunt got me this book for my 5th birthday because my name is Jessica and I loved this book sooooo much I would ask my dad to read it to me every night!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, my name is Jessica and I read it everyday when I was younger but it belonged to the school library now I want to buy it for myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember picking up this book in my grade school library becasue the title was Jessica, my name!! I loved it then, and I still love it now, even though I am a sophomore in college :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking thew my old books and I saw my name. I read it And thought it was the best little book. My Mother said that it was my 1st book I've ever read by6 my self.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My name is Jessica and this is the first book that I ever read. It is still in my room and i'm 14 now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My name is Jessica and when I was 3 years old my mom bought me this book and read it to me. I fell in love with this book. I read it even now, and I am 15 years old!