Rumble Meets Todd Toad

Rumble Meets Todd Toad

by Felicia Law, Yoon-Mi Pak
     
 

Toad the plumber reluctantly tries to make Rumble's cave warm and dry, but when his work is complete, things go from bad to worse.

Overview

Toad the plumber reluctantly tries to make Rumble's cave warm and dry, but when his work is complete, things go from bad to worse.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book is one in a series of thirteen and counting easy read books about a dragon who wants to turn the cave he inherited from his grandmother into a fancy hotel. In this story, Rumble takes on the damp and cold by getting Todd Toad to fix the plumbing. The consequences are nearly disastrous for Rumble's pal Shelby Spider but all is well that ends well—or at least well enough to allow for Felicia Law to come up with another riff on Rumble's bumbling into the hotel business. The book is one of Picture Window Books entries into the easy reader market, with an attempt to appeal to both home and school markets. The reading level for these Rumble stories is at the fifth of eight levels, probably late second grade, and the books are part of the popular Accelerated Reading program. The tone is ever so British, which does appeal to some—in fact, the series seems to have first been published in England. Each spread has a full-page illustration done in friendly anthropomorphic cartoon animal style. Nevertheless, each story falls a little flat and the characterization is not strong. It might have been more effective to turn two or three of the series into a single beginning chapter book. This book is part of the "Read-It! Readers" series. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 5 to 8.
—Mary Hynes-Berry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404813403
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Read-It! Readers: Rumble's Cave Hotel Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Felicia Law, Children’s Author and International Publisher

Felicia Law is Publisher and Managing Director of Allegra Publishing, a established and vibrant children’s publishing company located in London, UK.

She is the author of 175 children’s books, which have been published by a range of prestigious publishers worldwide, including Penguin Books, Harper Collins, Octopus, Andre Deutsch, Hodder and Stoughton, Kingfisher, Hamlyn, E.J. Arnold and US based World Book Encyclopedia.

Additionally she has spent over 20 years heading up children’s publishing companies and divisions worldwide, having served as Editorial Director and Publisher in US, European, Arab and Chinese owned companies based both overseas and in the UK.

Felicia is also a qualified teacher who founded a flourishing and highly reputable school in London where she served as head teacher for 7 years. Subsequently she established a children’s bookstore in London.

Her market knowledge and track record in education and in writing, creating and marketing successful educational programs lies behind the success of Allegra Publishing’s dynamic and innovative publishing profile.

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