Jimmy Dabble by Frans Vischer

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Jimmy Dabble is nothing like his eccentrically frugal parents (they even wash and reuse toothpicks). For one thing, Jimmy asks too many questions, and he's teaching the farm animals to sing. The arrival of his globe-trotting grandmother, Oma, and his friendship with an unusual creature add some excitement to Jimmy's otherwise humdrum life. But when the Dabble farm is threatened, it is Jimmy and his farmyard friends who find a creative way to save the day.

In this charming debut, DreamWorks animator Frans Vischer offers a warm and funny story with a barnyard of wonderfully quirky characters young readers will love.

About Frans Vischer

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Frans Vischer works as an animator for Disney and is the author of the middle-grade novel Jimmy Dabble. He lives in California.
Published July 23, 2001 by Dutton Juvenile. 160 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Vischer delivers lively conversation that starts to develop insight and a well-paced story but is curtailed by the rest of the text that lacks spark, development, and expertise.

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Among the disparate strands Vischer works into his meandering plot are Jimmy''s rapport with Oma, his eccentric grandmother who arrives from Holland, his several encounters with the bizarre forest creature (named Beebo) who inspires Jimmy with his magic and several dramatic calamities at the book...

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