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The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash (original 1980; edition 1992)

by Trinka Hakes Noble, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)

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Title:The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Authors:Trinka Hakes Noble
Other authors:Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (1992), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
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The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble (1980)



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This book is a creative take on the way a child's imagination embellishes simple life happenings. It is fun to walk through the book with children and point out the details of the elaborate drawings. Key parts of the story are found only in the pictures and cannot be inferred by reading only the words of the text. i appreciated the way that while the little girl was telling the story, the illustrations showed her dressing in an astronaut outfit and getting ready for her next imaginative adventure.
  erindunton | Oct 11, 2016 |
Really fun kids's book
  rainbowlove | Aug 25, 2016 |
Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 29, 2016 |
Cute, fun kids book! This easy but different enough story should interest children because of the small tensions and the humorous antics of the characters. Recommended if you have a young one. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
A classroom field trip to the farm proves somewhat disastrous when Jimmy brings along his pet boa, which frightens the chickens and causes a trail of havoc as a result.

This is an entertaining read that unfolds its narrative in a clever way (it's a bit backwards and out of order as a young child recounts the story of the class field trip to her mother). The illustrations are busy and add to the story by showing extra details not included in the text. I read it with a number of kids of different ages, who all seemed to enjoy it. My only complaint was that the book seemed to launch into the dialogue without a bit of an introduction, which would have been nice. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jun 8, 2016 |
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Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.

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