Janine and the Field Day Finish
Cocca Leffler Maryann
10 Jan. 2016
Albert Whitman and Company
Janine is good at a lot of things like singing, cheering, and spelling big words. But she is not very good at sports her body just doesn't work like the other kids'. On field day at school, Janine tries her best to finish each challenge. Meanwhile, Abby bullies her way to win first place. Even though Abby teases her, Janine is there to pick Abby up when she falls. Will Janine help Abby learn that being number one is not the most important goal?"
-Janine is an admirable character who doesn't need to put someone else down in order to feel good about herself.- School Library Journal review of Janine.
-With a heartening lesson about friendship, competition, and what constitutes winning, this encouraging picture book nicely demonstrates the value of confidence and generosity. - Booklist, August 31, 2016