The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash


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Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140546231
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Series: Pied Piper Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 86,974
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Steven Kellogg is a beloved author and illustrator who has published than 100 picture books, including the classics The Mysterious Tadpole, Can I Keep Him?, The Island of the Skog, Is Your Mama a Llama?, and this book, Pinkerton, Behave!, which was on Horn Book and Booklist’s Best of the Year lists and led to four sequels. A winner of the Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature, Steven Kellogg’s books have received numerous accolades, such as being named Reading Rainbow featured selections and winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award, and the Parents’ Choice Award.

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The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
kirkonly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Day Jimmy¿s Boa ate the Wash is about a school field trip to a farm. All is well until Jimmy¿s Boa gets loose and starts causing chaos. A fun filled book that everyone will love.As a reader I found the book interesting. It is a book that has two stories going on at once. You have the actual story that is being told with words, but the other story is with the chickens in the illustrations. They are always doing some thing different to someone or something. The book is well illustrated and helps with the humor of the story.As a teacher thought that this book would be a great read aloud book. I perfect book to get your kids laughing and going in the morning. It is a pretty basic book, but overall I believe that people of all ages will LOVE this book.
DanielleSt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As the main character slowly reveals the details of the class fieldtrip to the farm to his mother, he realizes it wasn't as dull as he initally thought! After a whole chain of events including an egg fight, a farmer's wife's tantrum, and an exchange of pets, the boy realizes a lot more happened than he thought!
krdavis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I saw this book at the library and I just had to pick it up and read it again. I loved this book as a child. I think it has such an entertaining story. This would be a fun book to read to a 1st grade class just to get them laughing.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the classic story where a girl comes home from a school trip and tells her mother what happened - but backwards and forwards in that roundabout way kids have, skipping half the details. Her mother has to try to fill in the gaps that way.The illustrations are a riot. This one is definitely a keeper.
JWong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash", by Trinka Hakes Noble is a story of what happened when Jimmy takes his boa constrictor on his class field trip to the farm, and is told through the eyes of a fellow classmate. The story begins at the end and works its way to the begining! The field trip and is told in backward sequences of end results of previous circumstances, The story starts at the end of the field trip when a classmate reaches home and is asked by her mom how her field trip went, and works backward through chain reactions of cause and effects until the it reaches beginning of the field trip where it is evident the Jimmy's boa was the original cause and catalyst to the turmoil on the fram. This type of storytelling is expertly written to close any gaps in the story when working backwards. The illustrations work in conjuction to the storyline and are actively drawn to advance the story and to give some suggestive subplot details. I thoroughly enjoyed the details in the drawings. A fun and somewhat contemplative read for me. This is a Reading Rainbow book.
jcofsky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This hysterical story begins with a little girl telling her mom about the series of events that happened on her class trip to the farm that day. A kid Jimmy brought his boa-constrictor which caused a little trouble leading to crazy things at the farm such as a girl in their class, Jenny, got an egg laid on her egg by a hen. Then, their teacher Mrs. Stanley made everyone rush onto the bus, leaving the boa-constrictor behind. But, instead of going home with his reptile pet, Jimmy ended up with a pet pig.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good cause and effect book- a class trip to the farm goes awry.
fvalle89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Steven Kellogg was chosen as a mentor author. He could be used as a mentor illustrator too! His drawings are wonderful and very detailed. He tells his stories in a way that the reader gets involved with the characters, which usually involve animals, and in well developed stories.
Carissa_B More than 1 year ago
This book is cute and kids will surely get a kick out of it. It's a story about a girl who comes home from her class field trip to the farm and her mom is asking her questions about how it went. In true child fashion she answers with one sentences answers that lead to more questions. The story is told slightly backwards as it tends to happen in real life with kids before stringing the events together. It is cute and the illustrations are very well done. The book can be used in multiple ways with kids; such as cause and effect, story telling, how to tell stories in unique ways, or talking about pets. However, it is a great book for pleasure as well. The book is good for beginning readers or kids of any age who enjoy a fairly quick read, colorful illustrations, and boa constrictors that eat the wash!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Mom read this to me as a child, and I just bought it for my son.
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The first time I saw this book was on Reading Rainbow when I was about 8 years old. I have never forgotten the story nor the illustrations. Since then I have been a big fan of Steven Kellogs art and have encouraged my own kids to read his books. Classic tale about a boy and his boa constrictor and a boring school field trip-- boring until the cow started crying... the results: mayhem. My youngest son has been struggling with his reading and often resists reading, however when this book was listed as one of the books on the accelerated reading list from his school, we went to the library and picked it up for him immediately. I've never seen him so enthusiastic about any book and I am eternally grateful for this experience.