A boy goes into his neighbor's yard to help the very sick, very hungry Great Goob and ends up with a missing sneaker and a stomachache.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-A child is playing in his yard when he hears a noise that sounds like a cry for help. He knows he's not supposed to venture over the fence into Mr. Crabtree's yard, but he has to go. What he finds is the Great Goob, a delightfully unmenacing yellow blob of a monster, who's sick. He can only be made well if the boy gets him carrots, peaches, and grapes from Mr. Crabtree's garden, which the child provides, indulging himself as well. The creature recovers, the boy boosts it over the fence, and Mr. Crabtree's dog steals his sneaker. After his doubtful-looking mother hears his story, the boy asks if he can go to his room, because he doesn't feel well. McPhail's imaginative ink-and-watercolor illustrations are highly appealing. His borders give a focus and tidiness to the story. Team it with Denise Fleming's Lunch (Holt, 1992) and Katie Evans's Hunky Dory Ate It (Dutton, 1992) for a theme on food and overeating. Another successful imaginative story from McPhail in which a youngster tries to explain away a predicament.
Christina Dorr, Calcium Primary School, NY
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Book Description Ginn, 1973. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10230642