Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone

Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone

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She writes me love poems, full of words like adore. Then she sticks on red hearts, she bought at the store. This is a hilarious rhyming story about a little boy who is fed up with the loving attentions of the little girl who sits next to him. But when the girl in question, Jennifer Jones, goes away, our hero realises how much he misses her. Soon he's the one buying red hearts at the store. You'll fall in love too with this heart-warming and highly amusing story coupled with Neal Layton's witty and quirky illustrations. This title is winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2004, The Stockport Children's Book Award 2004 and the Portsmouth Children's Book Award 2005.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 214 x 256 x 4mm | 99.79g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32 colour illustrations
  • 0552547557
  • 9780552547550
  • 508,405

Review quote

"A clever, funny and tender take on (very) young love. Layton's exuberant, scratchy line drawings, with clever photographic collages, are witty and charming" Financial Times "Beautifully styled, witty ... Both children and adults will enjoy the humour of the story that is bright and funny ... I highly recommend this book for your own little Valentine!" Eastern Daily Press "A sweet, funny tale of the boy-girl dynamic, written in jovial rhyme" Junior "Neal Layton's sketchy illustrations capture lots of contrasting emotions and draw the reader in to Frieda Wishinsky's sweet rhyming story" -- Jane E Sandell The Scotsman "A very funny book... Heart-warming" Bournemouth Daily Echoshow more

About Frieda Wishinsky

Frieda Wishinsky is a popular Canadian children's author who has written funny and sensitive books to wide acclaim in the USA and Canada. This is her first book for RHCB. Neal Layton was born and raised in Chichester, West Sussex but has since lived in Newcastle, Brighton, London, Slough and Glasgow. He now lives in Portsmouth with his family. He uses all sorts of different media to make his illustrations: pencils, paint, pens, ink, pieces of collage, biros, photocopiers, cameras, a computer, bits of stick, old toothbrushes, dough, hair, leaves, anything that comes to hand ... Neal is the illustrator of the Emily Brown series (Orchard) and the Oscar and Arabella series (Hodder)show more

Review Text

"A clever, funny and tender take on (very) young love. Layton's exuberant, scratchy line drawings, with clever photographic collages, are witty and charming"show more

Back cover copy

Jennifer Jones won't leave me alone. She sits by my side. She shouts in my ear. She tells me she loves me. She calls me her 'dear'... This sweet, funny story is a celebration of first love, and just goes to show that sometimes you don;t knwo what you've got till it's gone. . . "Neal Layton's exuberant scratchy line drawings, with clever photographic collages, are witty and charming" FINANCIAL TIMESshow more

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88 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 39% (34)
4 33% (29)
3 23% (20)
2 3% (3)
1 2% (2)
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