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Jubal's wish / story by Audrey Wood ; pictures by Don Wood.

By: Wood, Audrey.
Contributor(s): Wood, Don, 1945- [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Blue Sky Press, 2000Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 043916964X; 9780439169646.Subject(s): Wishes -- Juvenile fiction | Frogs -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.W846 | Ju 2000Summary: Jubal Bullfrog wishes for happiness for his animal friends and finds that sometimes wishes come true in an unexpected way.
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Jubal Bullfrog wishes for happiness for his animal friends and finds that sometimes wishes come true in an unexpected way.

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PreS-Gr 1-It is such a glorious day that Jubal Bullfrog asks Gerdy Toad and Captain Dalbert Lizard to join him on a picnic. However, Gerdy is too busy with her seven scalawag toadlets and "old salt" Dalbert feels too sorry for himself, so Jubal continues alone. When he wishes his friends could be happy, a wizard appears to grant his request but warns him that, when you make wishes, "You never know how they'll turn out in the end." Returning home, he is disappointed to discover that nothing has changed for Gerdy or Dalbert but a storm is brewing on the horizon. The ensuing flood washes Jubal out to sea where he is rescued by Dalbert, who has enlisted Gerdy and her toadlets to serve as crew on his trusty old boat. All agree to embark on a grand adventure and they sail off under a rainbow together. Wish fulfillment at its most basic, this tale moves along briskly with a simple story line and predictable dialogue. The narrative is overwhelmed, though, by the oversized computer-assisted illustrations; blue skies and bluer water fill each double-page spread and the very realistic amphibians and reptiles are dramatically, if statically, posed. Jubal is appealing enough, particularly when he cries huge, ploppy computer-generated tears, but his total disregard for the rising floodwaters strains credulity as does his serendipitous rescue. While perfectly designed for group sharing, young listeners might make a wish of their own for a more engrossing adventure.-Carol Ann Wilson, Westfield Memorial Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Audrey Wood was born on August 12, 1948. She is a children's book author and illustrator. Her books include Blue Sky, Silly Sally, Weird Parents, The Red Racer, and Tugford Wanted To Be Bad. She also collaborates with her husband Don Wood on picture books. These include Moonflute, The Napping House, Tickle-Octopus, Bright and Early Thursday Evening, and The Full Moon at the Napping House. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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