Jillian Jiggs and the Secret Surprise

Jillian Jiggs and the Secret Surprise

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Jillian doesn't have any money to buy her little sister Rebecca a birthday present. Her best friends Peter and Rachel remind Jillian that the best presents are theones that you make. Suddenly, Jillian has an idea. They'll put on a show! The trio create a story and make a set and costumes. As they rehearse, the guests arrive and want to be part of the play. As the cast keeps growing Jillian must think up new parts -- including a Queen, a two-headed dragon, and a chorus of pigs. Everyone is so caught up in their roles that they don't even notice when Rebecca walks in on their rehearsal and asks, "Jillian, Jillian, let me play too." Rebecca is thrilled to be the star, but now there's another problem. With everybody performing, who will watch the show? Jillian's ingenuity once again leads her and her friends into an entertaining adventure. Phoebe Gilman's wonderful rhyming text and playful illustrations will have readers shouting "Encore, Encore!"
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : North Winds Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9780590515788
0590515780
Characteristics: 27 p. :,col. ill.

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susan_findlay
Aug 27, 2016

Another great book in the Jillian Jiggs series. Jillian and friends are putting on a play for her younger sister's birthday and all the party guests want to join in.

These books have wonderful rhyme and meter. The artwork is charming, and the stories are great for young children. I slightly prefer Jillian Jiggs to the Rescue, but this book is still wonderful and my toddler demanded a reread as soon as I had finished reading it to him.

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Mum_of_2
Oct 15, 2010

Medium length play script at the end of the story.

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