Jitterbug Jam by Barbara Jean Hicks
  

Synopsis

Jitterbug Jam by Barbara Jean Hicks

There is a boy under Bobo's bed. A scary boy with pink skin and orange fur on top of his head, and, worst of all, eyes the awful colour the sky is when you wake up in the middle of day. So next bedtime, Bobo crawls under the kitchen cabinet and decides he's not going to bed, not now, not ever. But then Boo-Dad comes. And Boo-Dad, the biggest, baddest grandpa ever, has the answer to Bobo's problem, if only Bobo can be brave enough to give it a try. Very soon in the story you realize that things are not quite the way you thought they were; and that who is who's monster is open to question.

Reviews

Contains the sort of skill and imagination that most illustrators can only dream about -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times Alexis Deacon is one of the finest of a younger generation of English illustrators for children ... His horned monsters seem distantly related to Maurice Sendak's wild things The Economist The eerie, surreal world is matched perfectly with exquisite slightly old-fashioned illustrations. And, despite all the scares, this is a warm uplifting tale of a kinship against the odds Junior Cute and endearing without being at all cloying or sentimental, this book is another bulls-eye for Deacon -- Ted Dewan Times Educational Supplement A rich treat indeed -- Jack Ousbey Carousel

About the Author

Barbara Jean Hicks (Author) Barbara Jean Hicks has worked as a waitress, a shop assistant, a nanny and a teacher. She was born in a small town in Washington state, USA, and now lives in Seattle, where she is Author in Residence at a primary school. She is the award-winning author of several books for adults. Jitterbug Jam was her first work for children. Barbara shares her home with two good friends, a large tuxedo cat, and, she says, 'a host of imaginary characters who keep my life hopping'.Alexis Deacon (Illustrator) Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, gaining a first class honours degree. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008, and Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Alexis lives in London.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7

Author

Barbara Jean Hicks
More books by Barbara Jean Hicks

Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

2nd March 2006

ISBN

9780099447955


It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools