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Hungry Jim

by Snyder, Laurel,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 12 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB SNYDER Laurel
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Summary
★ "In this clever tribute to Maurice Sendak, Snyder and Groenink gleefully subvert picture book norms by embracing the beastliest behavior." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A hilariously meaningful tale about learning to control your instincts: When Jim wakes up one Tuesday morning, he doesn't feel like eating his pancakes. In fact, Jim doesn't feel like Jim. He feels rather, well, beastly. But he is hungry. Very hungry... hungry as a lion! This clever tale of moods from Laurel Snyder and Chuck Groenink offers a lighthearted depiction of the beastliness that lives inside all of us--and the power we have to put it in its place.

* Surprising yet satisfying, this humorous book will have readers of all ages roaring to devour it
* Richly illustrated pages are engaging and help readers connect with the story
* Author Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning Charlie & Mouse
* Illustrator Chuck Groenink hails from a village in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling

Fans of The Dreamer , Ruby's Sword , and Tomorrow Most Likely will also enjoy the engaging storyline and whimsical illustrations in Hungry Jim

"Use this at story hour and expect giggles, shrieks, and groans." -- Booklist

* Great family read-aloud book
* Books for kids ages 3-5
* Children's book for preschool to kindergarten
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Oh, dear. Jim awakens to find that he is now a hungry lion, who's uninterested in the pancakes his mother is making, but who's very interested in gobbling up his mother. (""She was delicious."") Though Jim feels bad, he's still hungry, so look out, people in his way. Jim has an ongoing argument with his stomach about the rudeness of just devouring people, but his hunger pangs win. Things take a turn when Jim meets a bear who declares he will be the eater. Alas, the bear, too, gets eaten, but, as Jim learns, you can't eat a bear and still be hungry. In fact, as he heads home, he disgorges all whom he's gorged, but, as Jim finds himself becoming a boy again, he's going to have do something about the bear in his bedroom. This is a one-joke story, albeit a pretty funny one. The art sidesteps the actual devouring, which is a plus for the faint of heart/stomach but probably loses some laughs. Use this at story hour and expect giggles, shrieks, and groans.--Ilene Cooper Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this clever tribute to Maurice Sendak, Snyder and Groenink gleefully subvert picture book norms by embracing the beastliest behavior. Jim wakes up one Tuesday as a lion--and a hungry one at that. His growly stomach underscores a growly mood: "He wanted to eat anything. He wanted to eat everything. He wanted to cry." In fairy tale fashion, Jim devours his mother (but not her pancakes), a butcher (but not his meats), and several other townspeople in a conflicted rampage. Perfectly matched prose and pictures ring with deadpan humor--Groenink's expressive pencil drawings reveal the extent of Jim's feeding frenzy as Snyder playfully hints that Jim "met" people along his way. As his ferocity grows, warmly lit illustrations shift into stormy tones, matching the lion's feelings. After encountering a bigger, meaner foe, he returns home "to find things mostly as he left them," and a transformation takes place that leaves him hungry ("for pancakes") and, at least for the moment, contented. Snyder and Groenink's audacious allegory acknowledges Sendak's attention to children's turbulent inner worlds and mighty capacity for imagination, and empowers readers to face their own difficult days. Ages 3--5. Author's agent: Tina Dubois, ICM Partners. Illustrator's agent: Stephen Barr, Writers House. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Appetite -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Hunger -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2019
Contributors Groenink, Chuck, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781452149875
1452149879
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