Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Last summer I was kept busy with some educational work with Harcourt. One of my favorite Readers was this one about a pet hen named Jess. This assignment had significant meaning to me.

A) It was my first educational book assignment.
B) I got the call on my birthday.
C) "Jess" is my oldest son's name.

The only bummer is that I didn't receive a copy of the final book and have had no luck finding it on their website. Drat.
Here are the illustrations at least...


Anonymous said...

Well the pictures are great!! I don't know the story but it looks cute!! I just love all the talent here! Coming to this site always lifts my spirits!

roz said...

Hi and thank you miss paula!
Do you have a blog we could visit?
Access to your profile is blocked.

Alicia Padrón said...

Hi roz! I love this. It's truly amazing how you handle the felt.. Love the colors...that soft bue with the deep red of the barn. And the girl hen or chicken is too cute. Whats that she's got hanging on her neck?

roz said...

Hi Alicia,

Thanks so much!
Hanging off the neck is supposed to be a dented bell.
This was a phonics book dealing with the soft "e" sound.
bell, jess etc.

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh I see... Its just too cute a chicken with a bell :o)

Debbie said...

"My Pet Jess" is so cute, Roz. I'm not sure if the 2nd grade books have come out yet, but you can contact Harcourt to get a copy. I've seen the books for K-1 and they turned out great. I had no idea about the 3 special facts - glad we were able to work together.

roz said...

Thanks Debbie, how great to "see" you!
I'll give contacting Harcourt directly a try.