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Title:
Jimmy's boa and the bungee jump slam dunk
Author:
Noble, Trinka Hakes.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Jimmy's boa constrictor creates havoc in his gym class and his antics leads to the formation of an unusual basketball team.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 420 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 74302.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2 1 Quiz: 34211 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9780803726000
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Book

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There's nothing ordinary about basketball practice when Meggie and her friends are involved, especially after Miss Peachtree takes over the gym for her dance lessons. When Jimmy refuses to dance with anybody but his pet boa constrictor, mayhem becomes the name of the game! Yes, Jimmy's boa is back-this time with a waltzing poodle and a herd of bouncing rabbits. Readers have courtside seats to witness the fancy, super-funny teamwork of Meggie, her friends, and even the stuffy Miss Peachtree. And with Jimmy's boa involved, basketball will never be the same! Fourteen years have passed since Meggie and Jimmy went to SeaLand (in Big Splash Birthday Bash), but their exploits are just as popular as ever. Trinka Hakes Noble and Steven Kellogg have won many honors for this joyous, silly series, and now they have created another hilariously chaotic episode-one that's sure to have both basketball and boa fans cheering.


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Booklist Review

K-Gr. 3. Jimmy and his pet boa, whose three previous adventures earned critical praise and raves from kids, return in another antic escapade. This time the farcical action centers on the school gym, which Miss Peachtree has appropriated for her dance class. Of course, Jimmy refuses to dance with anyone but his boa, whose tail is so long that all the other kids get caught in it--which turns the tango into a tangle! Then basketball coach Mr. Carney, fascinated by all the fancy footwork, waltzes out of his office just as a bunch of rabbits show up to make things even more frantic. But that's really no surprise when Jimmy and his boa are around. Once again Kellogg puts the show in author Noble's tell in ways that add humor and near manic energy to an already zesty text. The result is a slam-dunk of a tale that will leave most children asking for an overtime encore. --Michael Cart Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The boa constrictor from The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash creates more merry mayhem when a basketball practice and a dance lesson comically collide in Jimmy's Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk by Trina Hakes Noble, illus. by Steven Kellogg. Rendered in ink and pencil line, watercolor wash and acrylic paint, Kellogg's detail-filled art chronicles these zany goings-on with characteristic vitality and wit. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Jimmy's pet reptile's latest high jinks involve a flamboyant, determined dance-school instructor; a waltzing poodle; the cheerful basketball coach for "The Scream Team"; exuberant rabbits; and, of course, the oversized, playfully helpful boa himself. The day's events are related by Jimmy's classmate Meggie to her amazed and horrified mother. When Miss Peachtree and her poodle Peaches, in matching powder-blue-and-yellow outfits, take over the gym and try to teach the students the tango-or, "tangle"-the snake becomes the star of the court/dance floor. Kids will love the b-ball terminology in this outrageous melange of sport and dance, and will take delight in the coach's selection of players-both animal and human-for his new team. Kellogg is at his finest here: the humorous, detailed art, done in ink and pencil line, watercolor washes, and acrylic paints, depicts a wide range of emotions, and one can believe that a dappled-orange boa with hurt feelings will cry. A highly entertaining treat to share with young (and old) children.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.