The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich


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The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord

Four million wasps invade Itching Down, so the villagers make a giant jam sandwich to trap them. "Children should have fun spotting the cockeyed absurdities purveyed here in pictures and verse." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395442371
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/28/1987
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 184,864
Product dimensions: 10.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

John Vernon Lord dons many hats including author, illustrator, and teacher. His children’s books have been published all over the world in a number of languages. His classic picture book The GIANT JAM SANDWICH, with verses by Janet Burroway, has remained in print since its initial publication in 1972 and continues to be loved by children of all ages. John Vernon Lord lives in Ditchling, Sussex.

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The Giant Jam Sandwich 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother bought this book to read to me as a child, and I can still recall the whimsical illustrations and fanciful storytelling. Twenty five years later I am buying this book to read to my own child. I highly recommend.
Treeseed on LibraryThing 4 days ago
This kooky story has been around for 30 years and is about a severe problem that the folks of Itching Down were having when four million wasps flew into town. It tells how the townsfolk figured out a brilliant plan to solve that problem. The rhyming text is fun to read and my kids and I had it memorized in no time and went around the house saying it aloud and laughing our heads off. Even though we've always had a pretty big library of bedtime stories this was the hands down favorite of my four boys and one of mine as well. At first I wasn't too thrilled with the illustrations because they're really cartoonish but the zany characters, all up in arms about the winged menace are actually a perfect compliment to the fun-loving text and they have really grown on me. In this day of chemical pollutants maybe a giant jam sandwich isn't too silly of an idea anyway!
LizV7 More than 1 year ago
Read this book as a child and was just as I remembered it, great. Love this whimsical story. Can't wait to read it to my children some day~
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Mom2sassypants More than 1 year ago
My two-year-old loves this book. We have the board format. The story is just challenging enough without being too long. She loves inspecting the different people and actions going on in the illustrations and talking about them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember hearing this book read on the 'Captain Kangaroo Show' when I was a little girl. I bought it for my four kids so they can create memories of their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom read this book to me as a child. My sisters and I loved it so much we memorized it. I don't think I can recite the whole thing now, but I do remember the opening line. This is a very fun book, I look forward to passing it on to my nieces.
Guest More than 1 year ago
GREAT book for kids! The story is creative and flows well from start to finish. This story is a favorite in our house.