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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.
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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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