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Jumpy Jack & Googily by Meg Rosoff and Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

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.

Who wouldn’t love the humor behind this delightful story of friendship? It’s wonderful! My main reason for picking it was because of the illustrator, Sophie Blackall. Not only is she the talented artist behind the Ivy & Bean series, but she recently had a book come out that I absolutely fell in love with, Missed Connections. If you missed my review then do take a look over at Chick Lit Reviews and News, but until then make sure to enjoy this book and do take the time to visit Sophie & Meg’s websites.

Pick It Up:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository | Goodreads

Interested in learning more about our feature “The Year of the Picture Book“? Please check out our opening post and be sure to leave your recommendations as well as links on that post. Thank you so much for your participation!

6 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – Jumpy Jack & Googily by Meg Rosoff

  1. Oh wow. I love this concept. And you’re right, awesome art.

  2. Ok that looks like fun! I am trying to get in some “blog friend” time…. it has been so long since I have had the time to visit I am hoping to get better at that again – I enjoy it so much!

  3. My kids really enjoyed this book. Thanks for the review and links!

  4. Shanel says:

    This is really an awesome art! Thank you!

  5. PragmaticMom says:

    I thought Sophie Blackall sounded familiar — we read all the Ivy and Bean series so now I know why. I really like the cute monster illustrations. I think my son would love this book.

  6. laireck says:

    The illustration was great. Thanks for sharing this concept.

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