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Children's Fiction Toys, Dolls, Puppets

My Think-a-ma-Jink

illustrated by Dave Whamond

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
May 2014
Toys, Dolls, Puppets, Bedtime & Dreams
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    Publish Date
    May 2014
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12


A picture book adventure of infinite possibilities! It’s Jack’s sixth birthday and he couldn’t be more…bored?! That’s right, model airplanes, stuffed dinosaurs, not even a talking robot can break him free of his festering funk. What’s a boy to do? Enter a most mysterious gift from the equally mysterious Uncle Doug. Within an ordinary-looking brown box glows the Think-a-ma-Jink, a bizarre contraption that claims to bend the very laws of time and space. With this gadget, no idea is too fantastic to be realized, no world too distant to be visited, no personality too zany to be adopted. With his younger sister, Marie, at his side, Jack discovers a wild new universe of possibilities before him: cotton-candy breathing dragons, space-traveling hot-air balloons, caramel rivers and mountains built from chocolate sundaes. But when he and Marie engage in a boisterous, shape-shifting struggle, the future of the Think-a-ma-Jink hangs in the balance. Is Jack doomed to go back to being bored…or is he on the verge of an even greater discovery?

About the author


DAVE WHAMOND a illustré plus de 25 albums jeunesse, dont la série Margot et My Think-a-ma-Jink. Quand ses enfants étaient petits, il leur lisait des livres de Robert Munsch et rêvait d’en illustrer un! Dave habite avec sa famille à Calgary, en Alberta.


DAVE WHAMOND is the creator of Oddrey and My Think-a-ma-Jink, both winners of the Blue Spruce Award. He illustrated the Robert Munsch book Braids! He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called Reality Check, which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. Dave lives in Calgary, Alberta.


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  • Winner, Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award
  • Winner, National Cartoonists Society, Reuben Award for Book Illustration

Editorial Reviews

"My Think-a-ma-Jink will strike a chord with kids reconnecting with their imaginations."

Movie Entertainment

eng"Any parent of young children can relate to the magic of a cardboard box and the power of an unrestrained imagination."

This West Coast Mommy (blog)

"The picture book explores the power of the imagination and how much fun it brings to one’s life. It does this in a manner young children will appreciate and understand. The cheerful, colorful illustrations ably back up the imaginative text."

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"Wonderfully expressive faces and busy illustrations will keep readers searching the scenes for more details."

Kirkus Reviews

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