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Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Teoksen Hey, Kiddo tekijä

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About the Author

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times best-selling author/ illustrator. Two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year. (Bowker Author Biography)
Image credit: Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74264766


Tekijän teokset

Hey, Kiddo (2018) 941 kappaletta
Punk Farm (2005) 275 kappaletta
Comics Squad: Recess! (2014) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 245 kappaletta
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip (2011) 225 kappaletta
Baghead (2002) 205 kappaletta
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (2014) 151 kappaletta
Bubble Bath Pirates (2003) 116 kappaletta
Comics Squad #2: Lunch! (2016) — Toimittaja; Tekijä — 115 kappaletta
Punk Farm on Tour (2007) 113 kappaletta
Max for President (2004) 110 kappaletta
Annie Was Warned (2003) 100 kappaletta
It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon (2015) 76 kappaletta
Good Night, Monkey Boy (2001) 67 kappaletta
Sunshine (2022) 66 kappaletta
Comics Squad #3: Detention! (2017) — Toimittaja; Tekijä — 57 kappaletta
My Buddy, Slug (2006) 35 kappaletta
Giddy Up, Cowgirl (2006) 34 kappaletta
Naptastrophe! (2017) 33 kappaletta
Lunch Lady Pk #1 (2010) 2 kappaletta
Lunch Lady Series Set (2013) 1 kappale
LUNCH LADY 1 kappale

Associated Works

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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (childhood)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rhode Island School of Design (BFA | Illustration)
Rebecca Sherman (Writers House)
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka used to be a goofy kid that liked to draw. Now, he is an award-winning published author/illustrator with many books to his credit. Six months after graduating RISD, Jarrett carried his portfolio into New York City and landed a contract for his first book. He immediately ran to a pay phone to share the good news with his grandparents. Good Night, Monkey Boy was published on June 12, 2001, and Jarrett has since been busy producing many more books. His work has been short listed by Newsweek, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Jarrett's book Punk Farm, which is about a group of raucous farm animals who form an underground rock band, is currently in development as a feature film.



I knew HEY, KIDDO would likely be a heavy story for me to read. Like Krosoczka and many others, I grew up with addiction in my household. This is an honest portrayal of bittersweet childhood experiences, interspersed with mementos like letters and old drawings that root the story in reality. It is not all sad, but Krosoczka does not shy away from the darker moments and complexities of his family members. The family we are given are not always perfect, but they are ours, for better or worse. Krosoczka's inkwash illustrations and limited palette lend an extra touch of somberness to the story. And throughout it all, there is hope; a key part of the story is the love and appreciation for art that eventually leads Jarrett Krosoczka to a career in children's books. At 300 pages, this is a meaty, cathartic read.… (lisätietoja)
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nilaffle | 57 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 6, 2023 |
Peanut Butter and Jelly Fish is such a cute book! The art style is perfect for the ocean setting and the whole book has full paged illustrations. Even the inside cover in the front and the back are cute, showing the fishing boat going out to sea and then at the end showing the fisherman and his outcome. The colors are also very vibrant and hold your attention. Most importantly of all however, the story is great. This is a fable that has a very important message that though may at first glance seem like something every one should know, is honestly something people need to be constantly reminded of-- and that goes for all ages. Everyone comes across people who respond negatively to them and how we decide to respond in turn, and furthermore whether we stop to think on the other person's point of view, is something easily skewed by emotion and point of view. A lot of the time, it is the people that are so negative that are going through the hardest things in life and responding in positivity, if possible, or even just lending a little understanding or giving the benefit of a doubt could be a small change that effects the other person in a big way. Also how cute are the names Peanut Butter and Jelly Fish?… (lisätietoja)
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rianainthestacks | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 5, 2023 |
Representation: children with physical disabilities, side Latino/Latina and Black characters
Trigger warnings: Death of a child from cancer, hospitalisation, divorce mentioned

7/10, when I first saw this I was surprised that my library didn't bother to pick up the prequel called Hey Kiddo so I only had this to read so I felt confused at first however I still very much enjoyed this and hopefully the first book will arrive at my library very soon. The story which is actually a memoir begins with the main character Jarrett recounting his teenage life and his family with his grandparents and the reason why he didn't live with his parents isn't mentioned here; it could be in the first book. Anyways he was in a program with other peers to help with people at a camp called Camp Sunshine and when he first got there he thought how could this be a positive experience since there were so many kids with physical disabilities and other conditions and diseases, turns out that it wasn't so bad after all and they just live their lives to the best of their abilities and no one was there to ridicule or judge them and I liked that. Towards the middle of the book Jarrett introduces all the kids at Camp Sunshine and he is assigned to a boy named Diego and they get along really well. I got to see all the activities they did like going out on the lake, climbing amongst other things but alas all good things must come to an end and Camp Sunshine wrapped up. In the end there was a character called Eric who had cancer and he wanted to swim after the machine inside him was removed; unfortunately this was not the case since he didn't make it so a funeral was held which was sad. The book eventually moved on from that but I think Eric will always be in people's hearts and he will probably never be forgotten.… (lisätietoja)
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Law_Books600 | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 3, 2023 |
Genre: graphic novel
Age: YA
Series/Standalone: stand-alone
Content: Deaths due to cancer

The artwork was great and the story strong.

Rating: 4/5 Stars
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libraryofemma | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2023 |



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