Jeanie’s Just Jealous, a picture book by PJ Colando
1: Daddy scoops his girls into a hug and says, “I love you both.”
2: Emma stays tight when Jeanie lets go…
3: Vexed, Jeanie crosses her arms and taps her toe.
4: Daddy winks: “Jeanie’s just jealous.”
5: Mommy takes Emma shopping for new school clothes.
6: Jeanie rips her special skirt and flings it on the floor.
7: She’s not old enough for school. She’s sad and very jealous!
8: Grandpa invites the girls for a merry pony ride.
9: Emma mounts, without help, up into its saddle.
10: Jeanie stomps her foot, which spooks the beast,
11: To gallop down the street.
12: Grandpa whistles it all to a stop.
13 Rides are done for the day, forever.
14: Grandma bakes cookies and, while she cleans up,
15: Lets Emma lick the bowl…
16: Between spoon licks, Jeanie sticks out her tongue.
17: Grandma sees: “Jeanie’s just jealous.”
18: Then they’re library bound to check out books.
19: Emma can read all the books – and does,
20: Including Jeanie’s stack.
21: Jeanie runs to tattle and scream…
22: Emma’s in time-out again.
23: Jeanie’s obnoxiously jealous!
24: Emma gets a sleep over friend, so…
25: Jeanie’s cooped up with the parents
26: In their bedroom where there’s no TV…
27: Jeanie sniffs popcorn downstairs.
28: She’s hungrily jealous!
29: Mrs. Masters admires Emma’s emerald eyes
30: noting Jeanie’s blues have thick curled lashes.
31: Now Emma feels sidelined…
32: Could it be she’s jealous?