The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

written by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Steven Kellogg

When Jimmy's unusual pet accompanies him on the class field trip things on the farm will never be the same.

A little girl is telling her mother about their class trip to the farm - boring, kind of dull. But the mother wonders how that can be when she hears of one problem situation leading to another, even wilder, one. And then another until the entire farm is out of control. Kellogg's mischevious children, harried adults, and menagerie of manic farm animals are a good match for the text about this delightfully disasterous outing.

Real World Field Trips

Of course, the situation in this book is greatly exaggerated.  Of course, things like that don't happen in the "real" world. Right . . . I have found enjoying this book together is a good place to start discussing proper etiquette and behavior in preparation for our own class trip to the farm.

Pat Gramling