Jitterbug Jam

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Mar 11, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
34 Reviews
What does this monster have under his bed?

Bobo is a young monster who's afraid to sleep in his own bed. He is sure there is a boy hiding beneath it - a boy with "pink skin and orange fur on his head where his horns should be." Bobo's older brother thinks he's a fraidy-cat, but his grandpa, Boo-Dad, knows all about these fearful creatures. And Boo-Dad knows exactly what to do to scare them away. But after being afraid for so long, Bobo might just want to take matters into his own paws and find out if the creature under his bed really is as bad as he thinks.

This rambunctious story of a youngster overcoming anxiety and limitations is set in a captivating otherworld that springs to life in pictures full of enchantment and surprise.

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Love the illustrations, but too long for storytime. - LibraryThing
The pictures easily relate to the story. - LibraryThing
Every page has a different and fun layout. - LibraryThing
I will agree that the art work was good. - LibraryThing
The pictures were really neat in this book. - LibraryThing
The illustrations in this book are fantastic. - LibraryThing

Review: Jitterbug Jam

User Review  - Beth Nieman - Goodreads

This original picture book is a delight. BoBo is a monster child who is afraid of the boy who sneaks under his bed every morning to scare him, just as Bobo is trying to get a good day's sleep. Boo-Dad ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Coughlin - Goodreads

This is a super fun-to-read book for those of us who aren't afraid to try a different accent on for size! It's the monster-under-the-bed story turned on its ear, with little Bobo afraid of the pink ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Barbara Jean Hicks lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is author-in-residence at an elementary school. This is her first book for children.

Alexis Deacon's previous book, Beegu, was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in London, England.

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