Jumpy Jack & Googily

By Meg Rosoff; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805080667, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 29, 2008

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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.

Here 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.

About the Author

MEG ROSOFF is the author of Meet Wild Boars, as well as the author of the novels How I Live Now, winner of the Printz Award, and Just in Case, winner of the Carnegie Medal. She lives in London, England, with her husband and daughter.

SOPHIE BLACKALL has illustrated many books for young readers, including Meet Wild Boars, Summer Is Summer, and the Ivy and Bean books. She is the recipient of the Society of Illustrators Ezra Jack Keats Award for New Talent. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Jumpy Jack & Googily

* "They make a winsom pair." — Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Filled with whimsical details." — School Library Journal, starred review "Humorous." — Kirkus "Hilarious." — Cookie  

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