Being a grown up is not as easy as one might think
Summer Jackson is a seven year old girl who wants to grow up now. She doesn’t want to play games anymore, she wants to wear sunglass all the time, eat anything she wants, get a job, and take important calls on her cell phone. When Summer decides to start bossing around her classmates, her parents decide to let Summer be a grown-up. But Summer soon realizes that being a grown up means being responsible for more than she can handle and missing out on the fun things a child can do, like tag and playing on the swing set.
Harris does a good job of teaching children who want to grow up that being a kid has its perks too. Paired with the colorful illustrations of Muninger, Summer Jackson comes to life with all the attitude and posturing a seven year old child playing at being a grown-up can express. Summer Jackson Grown-Up is a cute read with a realistic moral.
Recommended for readers age 4-7. Summer Jackson is available in hardcover at major retailers, but is available exclusively in paperback at select Scholastic bookfairs.