The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
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"A top-notch choice that children will not want to put down." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
A girl comes home to make herself a sandwich and chat with her mom after a long day on a class trip to the farm. The girl's story works backwards at the beginning. Slowly, tantalizingly, she leaks out the details of the trip. After all, it didn't really get exciting until the cow started crying. When asked, the girl admits that the cow was crying because the farmer hit a haystack on top of her. Why did he do that? Well, he was distracted by the pigs that had overrun the bus. And so it goes. Slowly the mother gets the full story of how fellow classmate Jimmy took his boa constrictor (a dew-eyed sweetie pie of a snake) to the farm and how all havok broke loose as a result. In the end, Jimmy left the boa there and adopted one of the pigs that never left the bus. The parting shot is of our narrator, suited up with Jimmy in silver racing outfits, barreling down a park path with the new pet pig in the back seat.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This book is an engaging tale about a school field trip that went delightfully awry. The vivid illustrations add to the charm of the story, which is being retold to a mother by her... Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Hear Lies Another Tail
"the day jimmy's boa ate the wash" was very funny and it was a nice book. I think second graders woould like this book a lot. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by G. McKay
It's been a long while since I read this book and I can still remember the day I lost it babysitting many years ago, but the vividness of both the unique ceativity of the author... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2002
This book, "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash," is a great book for young readers. This book is both funny and interesting in the minds of the little ones. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002
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