Rosoff, Meg (text) Sophie Blackall (illus.): Jumpy Jack & Googily.
ROSOFF, Meg (text) Sophie Blackall (illus.) Jumpy Jack &
Googily Puffin, 2008 unpaged $14.95 pbk ISBN 9780141502410 SCIS 1408082
Jumpy Jack and Googily are both plush toys that lie on their
respective beds. In this imaginary tale these two soulmates, Mr Nervous
and Mr Confident set off on a bonding adventure around the property.
Young readers will see at first glance the far-fetchedness of Jumpy
Jacks paranoid nervousness as Googily proves conclusively, with
confidence, that no monsters have taken up residence. Neither behind the
tree, in the shed, in the paddling pool, behind the door, under the
table nor under the bed. But wait ... Any friend who will go that extra
mile and check for monsters on your behalf is a friend indeed.