When PB Met J

 
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When PB Met J
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
January 17, 2023
ISBN
978-0593327395
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The best friendship since sliced bread!

Once upon a kitchen, the Fridgers chilled on one side.
The Cupboard Crew loafed about on the other.

The kitchen may look like a peaceful place, but there was never more division than between the Fridgers and the Cupboard Crew. The Fridgers could be a little too cool. The Cupboard Crew—well, they often got stale. It was clear that the two should never mix. But that was until Peanut Butter (PB, for short) met Jelly. When Jelly finds herself in a sticky situation, it's Peanut Butter to the rescue. And the result is the best friendship since sliced bread.

When PB Met J is the deliciously funny origin story of every child's favorite lunch. Readers will cheer that these sweet and salty characters should always stick together.

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A sweet story
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4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Jelly lives in the fridge with the other Fridgers like Milk and Pickles while Peanut Butter lives in the cupboard with Honey and Hot Chocolate as part of the Cupboard Crew. Each group thinks the other is strange and so they stay away from each other. Jelly and PB meet and like each other. When Jelly is in trouble PB tries to help but also ends up in danger. Soon the whole group comes together to save PB & J

What I Liked: The cover art of When PB met J was eye-catching and immediately made me want to read this book and find out how these two foods became friends. Sarah Rebar did a superb job creating engaging illustrations that brought this story to life.

The story has a teachable moment that you can be different from your friends and still work together to help each other.

The book was filled with puns that a younger child may not understand but as an adult reading this I appreciated it.

When PB Met J is a sweet book that young readers will eat up.
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Fun Reading
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
‘When PB Met J’ by Katelyn Aronson, illustrated by Sarah Rebar, tells the story of the best friendship since sliced bread. Filled with cute puns and adorable illustrations of the various items that can be found in a kitchen, this story illustrates the way in which peanut butter and jelly come together. It also shows how all of the fridge and cupboard jars and other items don’t necessarily like to mingle, but they find common ground when one of them is threatened.

While peanut butter and jelly may seem normal now, their relationship at first is fraught with wonder about how they could ever possibly get along. One stays in the fridge while the other sits in the cupboard. Yet their curiosity about each other is piqued when they meet, and PB can’t wait to ask the question about what happens when the fridge door closes. Little does he know that he may one day find out the answer for himself.

Colorful illustrations make the pages stand out, and the things the jars say, such as “I’d relish this dance,” “Turns out you are pretty smooth, PB,” and “We’re so much cooler than the Cupboard Crew,” among others, make for fun reading.
Good Points
Colorful illustrations make the pages stand out, and the things the jars say, such as “I’d relish this dance,” “Turns out you are pretty smooth, PB,” and “We’re so much cooler than the Cupboard Crew,” among others, make for fun reading.
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