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30 review for The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

  1. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    This beginner book is a funny comedy. There is plenty of mayhem for everyone to enjoy. A girl comes home from a field trip, at her school, to the farm for the day. It was some story told by the mother having to pull the details out of the girl and she is very nonchalant about it all. There was an egg fight and a corn fight and a crying cow to name a few things. As the title says, the Boa does eat the wash. It is a comedy of errors. I bet that farmer doesn’t let a busload of kids come again. The This beginner book is a funny comedy. There is plenty of mayhem for everyone to enjoy. A girl comes home from a field trip, at her school, to the farm for the day. It was some story told by the mother having to pull the details out of the girl and she is very nonchalant about it all. There was an egg fight and a corn fight and a crying cow to name a few things. As the title says, the Boa does eat the wash. It is a comedy of errors. I bet that farmer doesn’t let a busload of kids come again. The artwork has much whimsy in it and it plays on the comedy being set up. Both children thought this was funny. The nephew loved the egg fight, well he laughed all through this story. He gave this 5 stars. He thought it was good. The niece laughed at this one too. She wouldn’t behave this way, but she thought the chaos of the day was funny. She gave this 4 stars. It’s a silly story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ronyell

    “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” is a truly hilarious story from the creative mind of Trinka Hakes Noble along with illustrations by Steven Kellogg and it is about a girl’s wild adventures at the field trip to the farm. “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” is definitely one of the most memorable books about farm adventures ever written that many children will enjoy for years! Trinka Hakes Noble has done an excellent job at writing this story as it details a girl’s adventures at the farm. Trinka H “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” is a truly hilarious story from the creative mind of Trinka Hakes Noble along with illustrations by Steven Kellogg and it is about a girl’s wild adventures at the field trip to the farm. “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” is definitely one of the most memorable books about farm adventures ever written that many children will enjoy for years! Trinka Hakes Noble has done an excellent job at writing this story as it details a girl’s adventures at the farm. Trinka Hakes Noble writes the story in a creative and hilarious way as the book’s narration is set up as a dialogue between the girl and her mother, which helps children see the close interaction between the girl and her mother and seeing the story from their perspective instead of through a third person point of view meaning that there is an actual narrator narrating this story. Trinka Hakes Noble’s writing is also hilarious as the girl details her adventures at the farm in a cause and effect fashion as each catastrophic event leads to another. Steven Kellogg’s illustrations are both hilarious and beautiful at the same time as the children always have a smile on their faces and the antics that are caused by the realease of Jimmy’s pet boa constrictor is drawn in a chaotic way as the children and the teacher have wild looking hair and wild expressions as a peaceful trip to the farm takes a turn for the worse. “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” is a brilliant and hilarious book for children who enjoy reading about the farm and love crazy adventures and will be a favorite among many children for years. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate about this book. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. 4 out of 5

    Manybooks

    Although one can I guess call Steven Kellogg’s vivid accompanying artwork for Trinka Hakes Noble’s The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash colourful, engagingly descriptive and fun, if I am to be altogether truthful and up-front here, Kellogg’s illustrations are also much too cartoon-like, much too frenetic and silly for my visual and aesthetic tastes (albeit it is of course also and equally correct to point out that Steven Kellogg’s pictures do realistically reflect the frenetic and all over the place Although one can I guess call Steven Kellogg’s vivid accompanying artwork for Trinka Hakes Noble’s The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash colourful, engagingly descriptive and fun, if I am to be altogether truthful and up-front here, Kellogg’s illustrations are also much too cartoon-like, much too frenetic and silly for my visual and aesthetic tastes (albeit it is of course also and equally correct to point out that Steven Kellogg’s pictures do realistically reflect the frenetic and all over the place quality of Trinka Hakes Noble’s presented storyline, of what the text of The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash verbally features and presents). And with that factoid in mind, no indeed, I have personally not really all that much enjoyed Trinka Hakes Noble’s storyline and narrative, I have not found The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash in any way a fun and rewarding reading experience. For even though the author’s words do demonstrate to a certain extent that actions result in counter actions and consequences, and sometimes certainly not all that pleasant ones, frankly, that the totally out-of-control school field trip children really never get either critisised or punished for their antics, for throwing around (as an example) the farmer’s eggs and corn (for basically wasting his resources and livelihood), well yes, this does anger, frustrate and infuriate me. And really, why would the Jimmy of the book title even be able to bring along a large pet boa constrictor to a farm field trip? I mean, boas are very large snakes and that the teachers and chaperones do not remotely notice Jimmy’s boa until it is seemingly too late is both ridiculous and totally strangely unbelievable.

  4. 5 out of 5

    M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    A fairly amusing book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    ❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...

    Fun story told backwards... the way a parent has to keep asking their child for more and more info to understand the entire story. I always love Steven Kellogg's brilliant illustrations. Fun story told backwards... the way a parent has to keep asking their child for more and more info to understand the entire story. I always love Steven Kellogg's brilliant illustrations.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    The kid is currently in a Boa phase and wants to read this and only this before bed.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shiloah

    That was a fun one!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sara Andrews

    “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” is definitely an original book. The storyline is told in a backwards progression, as well as a cause and effect. The pictures convey absolute utter chaos. The illustrations make it almost impossible to to turn the page to continue reading because you feel like you might miss something hilarious happening in the scene. The story is about a little girl telling her mother in a matter-of-fact sort of way about her field trip to the farm that day. It starts out with “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” is definitely an original book. The storyline is told in a backwards progression, as well as a cause and effect. The pictures convey absolute utter chaos. The illustrations make it almost impossible to to turn the page to continue reading because you feel like you might miss something hilarious happening in the scene. The story is about a little girl telling her mother in a matter-of-fact sort of way about her field trip to the farm that day. It starts out with something completely outrageous; a haystack falling over on a cow. With every answer to her mother’s questions even more questions arise. "What were the pigs doing on the school bus? Why were they eating your lunches? Why were you throwing corn?" The little girls continues to answer her mothers questions only leaving her mother more confused by the situation. I would definitely use this book in 4th or 5th grade. Even though the storyline is a bit juvenal for that age group but is a wonderful teaching tool and example of writing dialog. As a reader, you are able to hear the characters voices and vividly see a conversation taking place before your eyes.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    This is a crazy story that is funny to read aloud. The trip to the farm becomes a hectic, silly event all when Jimmy's boa gets loose. Our girls enjoyed this story very much. I loved the backward, roundabout way the little girl tells the story and the illustrations are fun, too. This book was featured as one of the selections for the October 2019: Celebrating Steven Kellogg discussion at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books group here at Goodreads. This is a crazy story that is funny to read aloud. The trip to the farm becomes a hectic, silly event all when Jimmy's boa gets loose. Our girls enjoyed this story very much. I loved the backward, roundabout way the little girl tells the story and the illustrations are fun, too. This book was featured as one of the selections for the October 2019: Celebrating Steven Kellogg discussion at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books group here at Goodreads.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Relyn

    I love, love, love this book! I can not say enough good about it. It's perfect for second graders - so engaging, so funny. I am sure it would be that way for lots of grades, but I happen to teach second. I used it to teach predicting with my kids. You know, good readers predict all the time. And, when they find out their prediction wasn't correct, they take what they've learned and make a new prediction. This book is PERFECT for that, especially the second mini-lesson. No one, and I do mean, no I love, love, love this book! I can not say enough good about it. It's perfect for second graders - so engaging, so funny. I am sure it would be that way for lots of grades, but I happen to teach second. I used it to teach predicting with my kids. You know, good readers predict all the time. And, when they find out their prediction wasn't correct, they take what they've learned and make a new prediction. This book is PERFECT for that, especially the second mini-lesson. No one, and I do mean, no one can predict the way this loony narrator's mind works. A fantastic, funny, endlessly engaging book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This book is great, apart from the wonderful story, because it tells the story backwards, in the form of the daughter recounting what happened to her mother, and because the illustrations are part of the story. I recommend to anyone with children or who, like me, has never lost her love for children's stories. This book is great, apart from the wonderful story, because it tells the story backwards, in the form of the daughter recounting what happened to her mother, and because the illustrations are part of the story. I recommend to anyone with children or who, like me, has never lost her love for children's stories.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    This is a quirky children’s book. A child comes home from a school trip to a farm, and when asked how the trip was, regales her mother with stories of the remarkable misadventures that the class gets up to

  13. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    THIS IS A GOOD 'UN! THIS IS A GOOD 'UN!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    A fun children's book to read. Reminds me a little of if you give a mouse a cookie and the adventures kids seems to have. A fun children's book to read. Reminds me a little of if you give a mouse a cookie and the adventures kids seems to have.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    Cute, fun kids book! This easy but different enough story should interest children because of the small tensions and the humorous antics of the characters. Recommended if you have a young one.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    I somehow missed this book in it’s Reading Rainbow days. I love this story because it is told exactly like a kid would tell it. How was the class trip. It was boring...until…. You have to pull each little part of the story out of the child in a backward timeline. Its funny, its adorable, and its perfectly illustrated by the master Steven Kellogg. No wonder this book was a Reading Rainbow hit that is still heavily read today.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Denis Verdecia

    I have mixed emotions about this book. I liked it because it has really good illustrations for the kids and it's OK to read to kids because it centers on the things kids like the most at the ages of 5 through 8, which is mischief. But I dislike the context, or story of the book. It is a story about a girl who comes home and answers her mom's questions about her outing at the farm at school. The 12th street school went to a Farm for a little show and tell and things got out of hand when Jimmy's Bo I have mixed emotions about this book. I liked it because it has really good illustrations for the kids and it's OK to read to kids because it centers on the things kids like the most at the ages of 5 through 8, which is mischief. But I dislike the context, or story of the book. It is a story about a girl who comes home and answers her mom's questions about her outing at the farm at school. The 12th street school went to a Farm for a little show and tell and things got out of hand when Jimmy's Boa Constrictor got loose and started causing all sorts of havoc and chaos. On one side, you can see this book as funny and make believe for the kids. All sorts of mischief happened like the kids having a food fight on the farm and such. But I question what this is teaching our kids morally. The way the book reads, the girl was explaining all events to her mom, who asks her questions about what happens next. The tone of the explanation comes of as "matter of fact" and "no big deal", yet the kids got out of control by throwing eggs at each other, then after all the eggs were gone they upgraded to corn husks. The book ends with the Boa staying on the farm and Jimmy inheriting a pet pig. I don't know. To me, it sends a wrong message. No sense of right versus wrong was given in this book. The illustrations capture 80% to 90% of the page. The print is on the border of being too small for the self reader. This book could be easily a show and tell book. Although I would never read this to my children, I believe there are people out there in the world who will. After speaking with my wife about this book, she gave me the perspective that from an educator's point of view this is a good book. The Author and Illustrator are well known and they can use the book to properly guide the child into what is proper behavior. And in reading it to the child they can point out things that are silly or "not normal or accepted behavior". My question simply is, how many educators or parents actually do that today? This book does not rate high on my list of books to read to kids.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emily Anderson

    This is a silly story about a class field trip. When a little girl came home from her field trip from the farm her mom asked how it was, little did she know it was a wild experience. Throughout the story the mother had to ask questions to backtrack to the beginning to explain why everything happened. First, the little girl explained that a cow began to cry because the farmer pushed a pile of hay on top of it. The farmer did it on accident because the he was yelling at the pigs to get off the bus This is a silly story about a class field trip. When a little girl came home from her field trip from the farm her mom asked how it was, little did she know it was a wild experience. Throughout the story the mother had to ask questions to backtrack to the beginning to explain why everything happened. First, the little girl explained that a cow began to cry because the farmer pushed a pile of hay on top of it. The farmer did it on accident because the he was yelling at the pigs to get off the bus and to stop eating the students lunch. The pigs were eating their lunches because the students were throwing the pigs food at one another. These crazy events continued to happen, but you need to read the rest for the book to discover why everything got out of control. In the beginning I liked how illustrations showed the events in conversation bubbles to show what they were imagining.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nirupama

    I've a three year old who's favourite toy animal right now is a snake which prompted me to buy the book since it had good reviews and the title itself is quite catchy. It was not too much of a success with my daughter and I found it a bit awkward to read with the way it was written. I would probably try it again in another year or so when she's a little bigger. Over all not a very enjoyable experience. I've a three year old who's favourite toy animal right now is a snake which prompted me to buy the book since it had good reviews and the title itself is quite catchy. It was not too much of a success with my daughter and I found it a bit awkward to read with the way it was written. I would probably try it again in another year or so when she's a little bigger. Over all not a very enjoyable experience.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Siskiyou-Suzy

    Maybe not my thing. I like Kellogg's colorful illustrations, and the book is certainly very silly, but I feel like the ultimate implication (even though it ends up not being true) is that the girl is just a big ol' liar. And if she's not a liar, then she has a weird perception of what's normal. I feel like my complaints are sort of silly; I guess it just didn't work for me the way Imogene's Antlers does (the two appear to be lumped together). Maybe not my thing. I like Kellogg's colorful illustrations, and the book is certainly very silly, but I feel like the ultimate implication (even though it ends up not being true) is that the girl is just a big ol' liar. And if she's not a liar, then she has a weird perception of what's normal. I feel like my complaints are sort of silly; I guess it just didn't work for me the way Imogene's Antlers does (the two appear to be lumped together).

  21. 5 out of 5

    Beverly

    This was one of my son's favorite books when he was but a young tyke. I also think it very funny the way the little girl tells the story completely backwards. And Kellogg's watercolor and ink paintings are full of the energy and chaos of everything that occurred on the farm during the school trip. He is also great at capturing expressions on the faces of humans and animals alike. This was one of my son's favorite books when he was but a young tyke. I also think it very funny the way the little girl tells the story completely backwards. And Kellogg's watercolor and ink paintings are full of the energy and chaos of everything that occurred on the farm during the school trip. He is also great at capturing expressions on the faces of humans and animals alike.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Fjóla

    A funny but outrageous story! A school field that spirals into going terribly wrong. For a second I thought this had to be by the same author as It Wasn't My Fault but no, they have nothing in common except for the kid ending up with an egg on his head ... A funny but outrageous story! A school field that spirals into going terribly wrong. For a second I thought this had to be by the same author as It Wasn't My Fault but no, they have nothing in common except for the kid ending up with an egg on his head ...

  23. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    Well, I suppose my children (7yo and 4yo) will buck the trend of most of the reviews for this book: they didn't really like the book. They thought the egg fight was a bit funny but otherwise they thought it was dull. They also didn't care for the style in which this book is written. It seemed flat. This will be one book we won't be reading again. Well, I suppose my children (7yo and 4yo) will buck the trend of most of the reviews for this book: they didn't really like the book. They thought the egg fight was a bit funny but otherwise they thought it was dull. They also didn't care for the style in which this book is written. It seemed flat. This will be one book we won't be reading again.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    A class field trip to a farm turns chaotic as the students throw eggs at one another, the pigs eat the students’ lunches on the bus and Jimmy’s pet boa constrictor upsets the chickens and the farmer’s wife. Good story to discuss dialogue. Also, the idea of how things build gradually - information released a little at a time.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

    grumble i suppose i should like this because it's a classic grumble. class trip to the farm becomes lively due to a pet snake. grumble i suppose i should like this because it's a classic grumble. class trip to the farm becomes lively due to a pet snake.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Penrose

    Nice illustrations, but unless you are using two voices (mother and child), it reads kind of rambly.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lyn

    It was okay. Jimmy's boa at the wash and I didn't really like that because the farmer's wife was screaming. It was okay. Jimmy's boa at the wash and I didn't really like that because the farmer's wife was screaming.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    My goodness! What a trip. Highly imaginative, and a good example of how one thing can lead to another. Every action has consequences.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Noelle Jensen, Age 6

    She got an egg in her hair- that's a bad thing! I don't like this book because pigs are yucky and they are covered in mud. She got an egg in her hair- that's a bad thing! I don't like this book because pigs are yucky and they are covered in mud.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rachelle Renee Kirby

    I absolutely loved this book as a child. If I could only convey what a magical part of my childhood books were. Steven Kellogg is an amazing artist. I now own a copy of this book for my kids <3

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