Lazy Jack

French, Vivian

Published by Candlewick, 1997
ISBN 10: 0763601535 / ISBN 13: 9780763601539
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Synopsis: A humorous tale in the tradition of "Clever Hans" finds Lazy Jack searching for a job and making ridiculous mistakes as he applies the advice his mother gives him on previous days to the very contradictory objects of the present.

From Booklist: Ages 4^-8. "There was no one as lazy as Lazy Jack. He got out of bed in the afternoon and he yawned and he stretched and he ate and he drank and he burped. Then he went back to bed. . . ." French retells an old favorite with droll humor, simple repetition, and a wonderful rhythm for reading aloud. When Jack's mother manages to get him a job with a builder, Jack loses his wages on the way home, and she tells him he should have put the coin in his pocket. So at his next job, when the farmer pays him with a jug of milk, Jack pours the milk into his pockets to keep it safe. Each time he remembers what his mother told him and applies it in the wrong way. Ayto's slightly blurry watercolor-and-ink cartoons capture the silliness of the gentle farce. Some illustrations are like a comic strip, with several frames to a page; then there's a full-page picture for the climax of each catastrophe. Whether Jack is snoring in bed or awake and working, he always has his eyes tightly closed. Any child who's messed up with the best intentions will love the disaster tale and will relish Jack's sweet revenge. Hazel Rochman

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Title: Lazy Jack
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

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