|Written by : Nancy Cote|
Published by : Putnam Juvenile
ISBN-10 : 0399246940
ISBN-13 : 978-0399246944
Reading Level : Ages 4-8
Reading Jungle says:
If you can remember a time when you’ve taken comfort from the touch of a soft blanket or stuffed animal, your heart will be moved by Jackson’s Blanket. Award-winning author and illustrator, Nancy Cote, presents a beautiful tale of how a young boy is empowered to take his first reluctant step towards growing up by nurturing a needy kitten.
Jackson and his worn baby blanket are inseparable, from bedtime to vacations. His parents repeatedly tell him that he’s too grown-up to still be so attached to it, and that it’s time to store it away. He stubbornly resists, as he can’t stand the thought of being without his blanket for even a moment! Then one snowy winter day, Jackson tracks mysterious paw prints to a helpless kitten sitting in the snow. After convincing his parents to bring the kitten inside, he is drawn to care for its needs. Without hesitation, Jackson selflessly uses his once guarded blanket to fashion a bed for his new friend.
Jackson’s Blanket is one of the most heart-warming books we’ve reviewed at Reading Jungle this year. The simple and melodic text, vibrant and charming illustrations, and influential message make this book a true treasure. We also like Ms. Cote’s attention to detail in her drawings, and how they evoke a wide range of emotions. Have your child find the tiny kitten or green alligator on the pages of the book to add to your child’s enjoyment at story time! We highly recommend this endearing book for every child’s bookshelf.
From the Author:
Jackson’s Blanket started as a story about a boy who didn’t want to give up his blanket and evolved into a story of unconditional love. As Jackson discovers, it’s so easy to make the world a better place. Wrap your love around a homeless pet. Support your local animal shelter!