Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, this is the story of a young girl who discovers a hat and a lovely toy dog in the park. She takes the hat immediately to the Lost Property Office, but must struggle with her guilty conscience before she also returns the dog to its rightful owner.Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, this is the story of a young girl who discovers a hat and a lovely toy dog in the park. She takes the hat immediately to the Lost Property Office, but must struggle with her guilty conscience before she also returns the dog to its rightful owner.Read Less
I actually order this book for two "finders" of a special earring I had lost at my school's playground ~ their "reward". This is a wonderful story about a little girl who goes to a park, finds a hat and a stuffed dog and turns in the only the hat to the park's lost and found office. Upon going home with the stuffed dog, Jamiaca finds the reason she returned the hat ~ it didn't fit her....is the very reason she should return the dog. The following day she did return the dog and while sitting on the swings she sees a little girl who said that she's looking ior her stuffed dog. Jamiaca leads her over to the Lost and Found Return Office and in doing so, finds a friend. To Evelyn and Molly...my friends!
Publishers Weekly, 1987-07-24 There are happy endings all around when Jamaica finds an old stuffed animal and has the satisfaction of returning it to the grateful owner. Ages 4-8. (October) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1986-05-23 When Jamaica finds an old stuffed animal in the park, she wants to keep it, but with her mother's gentle prompting, she decides to turn it in to the lost-and-found. Soon after, she meets Kristin, who lost the dog, and takes pride in reuniting the girl with her treasured toy. Children Jamaica's age, struggling with the concepts of right and wrong, will undoubtedly find Jamaica's moral dilemma of great interest. O'Brien's watercolors are warm and appealing. Although no attention is called to the fact that Jamaica is black, the book's depiction of a happy black family will provide a valuable role model for children of all races. (48) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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