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Jasper John Dooley: You're in Trouble

Category: Book
By (author): Adderson, Caroline
Illustrated By: Clanton, Ben
Series: Jasper John Dooley
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (2015)
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: March 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 124
Size: 8.35in x 5.80in x 0.25in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*When Jasper John Dooley realizes a can of Torpedo High Energy Drink has rolled out of the vending machine instead of the bottle of apple juice he selected, he knows he shouldn't drink it. His parents had warned him about these "Bad" drinks that were full of things like sugar and caffeine. Jasper was allowed sugary things only as a special treat and only after he had eaten good things. Like celery. But Jasper finds the allure of the ice-cold can irresistible. He just has to take a sip. "Right away his mouth exploded in prickles. When he swallowed, the prickles went down, too. But the drink was sweet, and as soon as he took one sip, he wanted another." And before Jasper knows what hit him, the overabundance of caffeine and sugar in the energy drink has fueled all kinds of misbehavior. Is there anything that can bring him back to his senses? Caroline Adderson's early chapter book series starring the endearing Jasper John Dooley combines relatable experiences with a hilariously entertaining main character who sees the world in his own offbeat way. Here, Jasper's intriguing naughtiness is honestly portrayed as a struggle between the exhilaration of being bad and the discomforting downsides of feeling so hyper (and so guilty). Its readability and good fun mean that youngsters, particularly boys, will not want to put this book down. But it also offers priceless lessons about personal responsibility and making good choices.
From The Publisher*After soccer practice, Jasper accidentally chooses the wrong drink from the vending machine. It's fizzy and syrupy and tastes so so good, but Jasper knows it's so so Bad. He sneaks some sips on the way home, then hides it in the fridge. That evening, Jasper has so much energy that he can't sleep. The next morning, he feels awful, but for the rest of the week, Jasper can't stop himself from sneaking sips of the Bad drink and doing more and more Bad things. He bends the rules at soccer, gets his best friend in trouble at school and lands himself in a Very Embarrassing situation. Will Jasper's secret drink be discovered? Will he be Bad for the rest of his life?