Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum


After a variety of animals get stuck one by one in bubble gum melting in the road, they must survive encounters with a big blue truck and a burly black bear.

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After a variety of animals get stuck one by one in bubble gum melting in the road, they must survive encounters with a big blue truck and a burly black bear.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Lisa Wheeler, a mistress of word play for the young, also has a new silly story, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum which features a number of animals stuck and struggling to free themselves from "chewy-gooey", "icky-sticky" melty gum on the road. There are lots of glorious rhythms as these animals' bad situations mount too dire. Will they escape the honk-honk truck bearing down on them? They must work together to "chew, and chew, and chew and chew and chew" to create a "light and lifty," "nifty drifty" bubble which "bobbles through the air". But the story doesn't end there, there's a hint of more sticky mayhem in the animal world! 2004, Little Brown, Ages 2 to 4.
—Susie Wilde
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A fast-paced, rhyming story with vibrant, bouncing illustrations. A toad begins the tale about a gob of bubble gum found on the road. Before long, the little creature gets stuck, is joined by a shrew, a goose, a bee, and a crow. A truck is zooming down the road so the only way out of this sticky predicament is to chew, chew, chew. That is just what the animals do until a bear comes by and more trouble seems imminent. Fortunately, it gets stuck, a hen comes along, and the adventure begins anew. Enjoyable and energetic, this repetitive tale is just the kind of wacky fun that young children love.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Maximum rhythm and maximum rhyme spin this story of sticky peril for an eclectic group of animals forced to learn the value of teamwork. "Bubble gum, / bubble gum, / Chewy-gooey bubble gum, / Icky-sticky bubble gum / Melting in the road. / Along comes a toad . . . /A fine, fat toad, / A fine, fat, wild / -SPLAT!- / wart-backed toad." The gummy toad is joined in the pink slurry mess by a rude shrew, a wide white goose, an old crow, and a bumblebee. An on-coming truck then threatens the fighting fivesome! What do they do? They chew and chew! And their joint bubble floats them to safety. Wheeler has written another silly winner that toddlers will beg for again and again at storytime. Huliska-Beith's illustrations in acrylic, cloth, and paper are bright and wacky in this sweet collaboration. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316988940
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 186,675
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 11.37 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Wheeler is the author of Wool Gathering: A Sheep Family Reunion and Porcupining.

Laura Huliska-Beith is a former Hallmark artist and the author of The Book of Bad Ideas and the illustrator of Ten Little Ladybugs and The Looking Book.

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Table of Contents

Along comes a toad, a shrew, a goose, and more wacky animals who get stuck in the gooey-ooey mess. How will they escape when a big blue truck comes straight toward them? Written in lively, lyrical rhyme and accompanies by hilarious, colorful illustrations, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum is an irresistible picture book perfect for reading aloud.
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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended- you must check it out!!

    The book "Bubble Gum Bubble Gum" by Lisa Wheeler was a fun book about animals getting stuck on a piece of gum in the middle of the road. It was a very cute book because it rhymes such as a song, that attracts kids. The picture's by Laura Huliska-Beith are very original and unique. They could have done a little better with the pictures by not just using paint,they should have used other materials as well. I loved the pictures, they are creative and adorable and they catch the kids attention. Overall, I enjoyed reading "Bubble Gum Bubble Gum" because it was a tongue twisters while reading the story due to the rhyming. I would recommend "Bubble Gum Bubble Gum" to the little kids because it is an exciting and interesting story to read.

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

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    love this book

    I bought this book for my boys (3 1/2 and 20 months). We loved Farmer's Dale Red Pick up Truck and wanted to try another Wheeler book. I have to say that we have it memorized already. It is a wonderful, fun book for small children. Very cute !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2010

    My toddler loves this book!

    I found this book at the library and checked it out for my 18-month old because it had great illustrations. My son loved reading this book together over and over. The rhyming text is wonderful and creative. My son loves the bear at the end. We purchased this book on-line right after we returned it to the library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2008

    Great for toddlers!

    We checked this book out from the library, now we are going to have to buy it, its just that cute!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    Avid Reader and Mom of 2

    This is a wonderful book! The illustrations are vibrant and adorable, and the story line is funny and catchy. The silly rhymes and antics of the characters as they become 'stuck' in the buble gum delight young readers and this is one that we can never read just once!

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