The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

Book - 1980
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Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, c1980.
ISBN: 9780803717237
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kellogg, Steven - Illustrator


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DPLjosie Apr 19, 2018

One of my all-time childhood favorites. Has it stood the test of time? (Am I possibly dating myself?) I can clearly remember finding this title in my early 20s and being so tickled to rediscover it.

Sep 02, 2014

I read this book again after several years to remember why I like this book so much. The story is rather unrealistic. School kids take a trip to a farm where things get out of control because of Jimmy's pet boa constrictor which somehow ends up on the field trip. But the author tells the story in such a compelling way that you don't care whether it could have really happened, you just want to know what happens next. I like how the story is told backwards until you get to the beginning of where it all went wrong. Then it goes forward again.
The illustrations are rich, colorful and fun. The story is masterfully told. I would recommend this book for anyone.

nypl_morningside_heights Jul 15, 2014

The choas Jimmy's boa causes chaos at the farm. Fun book to read aloud.


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