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Jack Blasts Off!


Series
A Jack Book

by
Mac Barnett
illustrated by
Greg Pizzoli

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Viking
ISBN
9780593113851
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When the Lady is mad at Jack, she decides to send him and Rex on a one-way trip to outer space. While she enjoys some rare peace and quiet, Jack and Rex get into trouble, resulting in their exile to the dark side of the moon. After an alien chase and some snacks, Jack and Rex get blasted home to Earth. But will the Lady take naughty Jack back?

"How to Draw . . . Zip!" Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

80

Trim Size

6 1/2" x 9"

Dewey

E

AR

1.8: points 0.5

Lexile

280L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2020

Book Genres

Beginning Reader

Topics

Rabbits. Dogs. Interplanetary voyages. Behavior.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

Series Review We first meet Jack, a baseball-capped rabbit, as he waves hello, munches on snacks, and—swipes a woman’s purse?! This initial encounter in Hi, Jack! sets the tone for the first four installments of Barnett and Pizzoli’s easy-reader series: a roller coaster of sour and sweet moments for Jack, his dog friend Rex, and the nameless Lady. (Once he returns her purse. And her lipstick.) Jack makes trouble wherever he goes, from the baseball field (Jack at Bat) to outer space (Jack Blasts Off!), and the direct-address narration instructs him to mend his ways (in a not-always-constructive manner: “Jack, you are bad. You are a bad Jack. A bad, bad Jack”). Barnett makes creative use of a limited and largely decodable vocabulary for comedic effect, which invites beginners to read with expression and confidence. Pizzoli’s illustrations, full of bold outlines and saturated colors, amplify the energy and dynamism in each story line. The text and illustrations work in tandem, sharing the weight of the narrative and blurring the lines between the picture book and easy reader genres while conforming to the physical specifications of the latter. This series promises an energetic romp through the good, the bad, and the bunny.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Series Review We first meet Jack, a baseball-capped rabbit, as he waves hello, munches on snacks, and—swipes a woman’s purse?! This initial encounter in Hi, Jack! sets the tone for the first four installments of Barnett and Pizzoli’s easy-reader series: a roller coaster of sour and sweet moments for Jack, his dog friend Rex, and the nameless Lady. (Once he returns her purse. And her lipstick.) Jack makes trouble wherever he goes, from the baseball field (Jack at Bat) to outer space (Jack Blasts Off!), and the direct-address narration instructs him to mend his ways (in a not-always-constructive manner: “Jack, you are bad. You are a bad Jack. A bad, bad Jack”). Barnett makes creative use of a limited and largely decodable vocabulary for comedic effect, which invites beginners to read with expression and confidence. Pizzoli’s illustrations, full of bold outlines and saturated colors, amplify the energy and dynamism in each story line. The text and illustrations work in tandem, sharing the weight of the narrative and blurring the lines between the picture book and easy reader genres while conforming to the physical specifications of the latter. This series promises an energetic romp through the good, the bad, and the bunny.

Grades K-1
Emergent Readers Plus
For Grades K-1

Engaging short texts and large type for children who are beginning to read. Books feature familiar vocabulary and natural repetition as well as playful hooks to pull in readers. With artwork and layout designed to enhance comprehension, these books foster pleasurable and successful early reading experience.

14 books per Year
$189.00 per Year
Interests
Beginning Readers,ESL,Fiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
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