Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Giant Jam Sandwich

"One hot summer in Itching Down, Four Million Wasps Flew into town."

The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord.  This fabulous book, first published in 1972, tells the story of the town of Itching Down which must deal with the terrible problem of four million wasps!  The townspeople come together and solve their problem in a wonderfully unique way.  Told in rhyming verse that rolls of the tongue this is a great read aloud. The illustrations are quirky and maybe a little old-fashioned, but work well with the story. A classic my children love.


  1. I love this book!

  2. I read this to 3 kids ages 3,4 and 6.
    And then I was begged to read it again.....and again...and