While looking for good Halloween-type books, I found Jumpy Jack & Googily which was recommended in a parenting magazine. This is a cute book by Meg Rosoff & Sophie Blackall. The illustrations are adorable. You can't help but fall in love with these little characters.
Jumpy Jack is a snail and Googily is a blue monster in plaid pants and a green bowler hat. Jumpy Jack is very afraid of monsters and so everywhere they go, he has Googily check for monsters. The thing is, that by checking for the monsters, he puts himself in the same situations that Jumpy Jack is fearful of. Yet Jumpy Jack is not afraid when it is his friend peering through the mailslot or hiding in the shed. And in the end, Jumpy Jack is able to help Googily when he is scared -- of a sock under the bed.
This book is so witty and fun that your child will love it any time of the year. Z was excited about this book simply because the names of the characters were so perky. In fact, he ran around the library shouting these names until we were forced to leave early.
In love with a monster and a snail,
K and Z
Buy Jumpy Jack & Googily on Amazon or find it at your local library.