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Jumpy Jack & Googily

by Rosoff, Meg, 1956-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 16 of 17 copies
Available (16)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB ROSO
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB ROSO
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool Children's Picture Books J PS PB ROSO
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB ROSOFF Meg
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CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books j FICTION Rosoff
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Rosoff
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Rosoff
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je R
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book Picture Book Rosoff
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E ROS
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E IMA ROS
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea ROSOFF
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j ROS
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Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC ROSOFF
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E ROS
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Rosoff
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Summary

Meet Jumpy Jack, a very nervous snail who's afraid of monsters, and Googily, who is a--well, who is a very good friend, indeed. Wherever they go, Googily kindly checks high and low just to make sure there are no scary monsters about. But as every child knows, monsters come in many shapes and sizes. Some are even blue with hairy eyebrows and pointy teeth.

Jumpy Jack & Googily is a universal story of friendship and fear of the unknown told with wit and charm by the fantastic team who created the irresistible Meet Wild Boars .

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jumpy Jack is a snail who is worried about monsters. Is there one behind that tree? Floating in the wading pool? Hiding in the house? Happily, Jumpy Jack has a friend, Googily, who is willing to check out all the places monsters might be hiding. The joke is that Googily is a monster himself, a fact that goes unnoticed by both. Mistaken monsters is a picture-book subgenre all its own, but the considerable talents of Rosoff and Blackall elevate this from the rest. Cavorting on creamy-colored backgrounds, the fang-toothed, blue-skinned Googily and timid Jack (a bit googly-eyed himself) milk all the deadpan humor out of the situation. Young ones will adore getting the joke and perceiving themselves smarter than the protagonists. The funniest moments come when Jack asks specific questions: What if a monster stares at me through the letterbox and sticks out his awful tongue? That will never happen, Googily assures him, then proceeds to do just that.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Irony reigns in this droll story as a trepidatious green snail named Jumpy Jack consults his frightful-looking blue buddy. "There could be a monster nearby and I'm scared of monsters," Jumpy Jack admits. "Don't be ridiculous," says Googily. As the pals wend their way through flowery meadows and head home for tea, Jumpy Jack reiterates his fear, asking Googily to check in a wading pool, under the supper table, under one of their twin beds (Jumpy Jack's has a snail-accessible ramp), etc. Each time Jumpy Jack's description of the dreaded monster grows closer to Googily himself ("It might have sharp teeth and horrible scary hair.... two fingers on each hand... [an] awful tongue"). Acting out each scenario, Googily provides quaint reassurance. "I don't know where you get your ideas," he says, or "Dear, oh, dear... What an imagination you have!" As in Meet Wild Boars, Rosoff and Blackall make a waggish team in the Laurie Keller mold, with Rosoff comically understating the obvious and Blackall providing visual punch lines. For all Jumpy Jack's naivete and Googily's weirdness, they make a winsome pair. Ages 3-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fear -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Snails -- Juvenile fiction.
Fear -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Snails -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Blackall, Sophie.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780805080667 (hardcover)
080508066X (hardcover)
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