Dependable, Preschool, Fantasy, Goblins, Dinner
Little goblin Ginny is shown a box by her parents and told that she cannot open it until dinnertime. This doesn’t stop her from trying. The readers are shown various scenarios of Ginny trying to get the box while the narrator places it in difficult-to-reach locations. From balancing on a chair to reach the box on a shelf to launching herself in a catapult to reach the top of a tall tower, Ginny is frantic to get to the box. But after several attempts, she gives up, washes her hands, and sits at the table for dinner. Her parents have her open the box to reveal a cake for dessert—but they say as they take it away, she can’t have the cake until she finishes her peas.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Ginny Goblin Is Not Allowed to Open This Box,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
12, Article 19.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss12/19