Owlkids, Hardcover, 9781897349663, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2009
It’s Jack’s sixth birthday, and he’s bored. Bored! Model airplanes, stuffed dinosaurs, not even a talking robot can free him of his festering funk. Then, a mysterious box arrives. Within is a think-a-ma-jink, a bizarre contraption that bends the very laws of time and space, with which no idea is too fantastic to be realized. A wild new universe of possibilities beckons. Cotton-candy-breathing dragons! Caramel rivers! Space-traveling hot-air balloons! But as he and his sister Marie engage in a boisterous, shape-shifting struggle, the future of the think-a-ma-jink hangs in the balance. Is Jack doomed to boredom . . . or is he on the verge of an amazing discovery?
by Toronto Public Library; illustrated by Dave Whamond
Wonderfully expressive faces and busy illustrations will keep readers searching the scenes for more details.”
-- Kirkus Reviews
The picture book explores the power of the imagination and how much fun it brings to one’s life. It does this in a manner young children will appreciate and understand. The cheerful, colorful illustrations ably back up the imaginative text.”
-- Resource Links
2010 National Cartoonists Society, Reuben Award for Book Illustration, Winner
2011 Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award, Winner