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Building a House with Mr. Bumble

Building a House with Mr. Bumble

by John Wallace
     
 
Mr. Bumble is a busy bee. He and his friends are building a house. Can you guess what tools they'll need? Fold out the pages to find the answers in this funny book!

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Mr. Bumble is a busy bee. He and his friends are building a house. Can you guess what tools they'll need? Fold out the pages to find the answers in this funny book!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisa Phillips
Mr. Bumble, a very busy bee, is building a house with his animal friends. Each friend has a job to do but needs help choosing the right tool.. Kids help them select the right tools-and with the flip of a page, find out if their selection was right. This book encourages children to think about how and why things work together. The bright, yet simple, watercolor pictures are a delight. Children and adults alike will enjoy the interaction of guessing which tool is best to use for a job, and figuring out what Mr. Bumble will do when the house is finished. This story is a great accompaniment to Wallace's other book, Dressing Up With Mr. Bumble.
Kirkus Reviews
Mr. Bumble is an egg-shaped bee whose black sweater over his yellow body accounts for his stripes (he lacks the most off-putting aspect of a bee—the stinger). He's building a house and his friends want to help out, but they need to select the right carpentry tools. A hammer, drill, shovel, saw, or rake: Which one should Mole use to cut wood? Each page presents a set of choices, and a gatefold conceals the answer—e.g., Mole carefully cuts a measured board with the saw. The tools are labeled and plainly drawn; preschoolers will be able to identify them easily. The color scheme is bold and basic, with plenty of peppy red, blue, orange, and green. After all the happy clatter, there's one task left, and that's for Mr. Bumble to move into his new, slightly off-kilter home—it turns out that his helpers are better friends than they are carpenters. A second book, Dressing Up With Mr. Bumble (ISBN: 0-7636-0075-X), makes the same amiable game of costume choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763600747
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/05/1997
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.77(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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