Tumble Bumble

Tumble Bumble

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by Felicia Bond
     
 

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When a tiny bug decides to go for a walk, anything can happen! He might meet a cat, a crocodile, a pig, or even a bee to dance and play with, and that means more friends for everyone! This adorable story by renowned author and illustrator Felicia Bond is now available for the youngest set.

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When a tiny bug decides to go for a walk, anything can happen! He might meet a cat, a crocodile, a pig, or even a bee to dance and play with, and that means more friends for everyone! This adorable story by renowned author and illustrator Felicia Bond is now available for the youngest set.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One by one, 10 friendly charactersfrom a pig to a toad to a mousefall in step with one another in this lively sequential rhyme. The introductions start with "a tiny bug" (an ant, actually) who "went for a walk./ He met a cat and stopped to talk." Bug and cat soon encounter a green crocodile, this threesome meets a bee, and so on. Bond, illustrator of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, effectively plans her story's progression. Readers can easily name and number the members of the group, particularly when seven of them sneak into a boy's house ("tippy-toeing on fourteen feet"), fix themselves a snack and peek around the corner of a door so that just their 14 eyes are visible. Bond then steers the animals toward a midday nap; the book serves double duty as counting game and bedtime story. Although the author/artist doesn't break new ground with her cheery watercolor palette and prankishly smiling characters, she knows the needs of her audienceand meets them handsomely. A childlike charmer. Ages 3-up. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Ant believes that the more friends he gathers together, the merrier he will be. He greets each of his unusual friends and they all tumble, stumble, bounce and bump through the story. As the party progresses, Ant and his friends discover what they believe is an abandoned house. They check for bears in the closet and find none there. However, when a bear does tumble in through the bedroom window, he snuggles right in bed with them! Finally, the owner of the bedroom, a young boy, enters his room to discover this wild menagerie of playmates. Readers will probably recognize Felicia Bond's illustration from the popular, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin. In this book, her drawings again revel in the humor provided by the text, and this time, the text is her own.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1Bond may be best known for illustrating Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (HarperCollins, 1985), but this book is certainly a sign that her talent didn't end there. The plot of the charming counting book runs along cumulative lines as a bug goes for a walk and meets up with a cat, followed by a crocodile, a bee, a pig, a toad, and, finally, a mouse. The creatures' various adventures are described in lighthearted rhyme; they wander into a house and meet a spider, a bear, and, finally, a young boy. The tone throughout the bouncy text is cheerful and lively. The cartoon drawings are bright and fun, complementing the writing nicely. A sure bet for story hours.Melissa Hudak, North Suburban District Library, Roscoe, IL
Kirkus Reviews
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. "A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk." Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (" `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail."). They startle a big green toad and scare a baby mouse who bumps into a yellow house, which they all enter, then, "Tippy-toeing on fourteen feet," they "tumble bumble" up the stairs and into an empty bed, first checking around for bears. A spider, then a bear, joins them, making nine, followed by a little boy, who opens his bedroom door to become the tenth in this group of new friends. Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694013449
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
Board
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
177,453
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 5.87(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the internationally bestselling books in the If You Give . . . series that started with the beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Other favorites in the series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, which was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months—nine weeks at number one; If You Give a Pig a Pancake, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club; and If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, as well as many other favorites.

Felicia is also the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained HeartsThe Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the internationally bestselling books in the If You Give . . . series that started with the beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Other favorites in the series include If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, which was on the New York Times Children's Best Seller list for five months—nine weeks at number one; If You Give a Pig a Pancake, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show three times and was recommended by Oprah's first kids' book club; and If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Party, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, as well as many other favorites.

Felicia is also the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained HeartsThe Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Tumble Bumble 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cute little board book with all it's rhymes and illustrations is perfect for toddlers. The animals are cheery and perfectly animated as they play along in this story. All 3 of my children loved it, and we have bought it for each child that has come along in our extended family!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our 2 year old loved the rhyming text and funny story. Great pictures too!
JudyNYNY More than 1 year ago
We had to buy Tumble Bumble twice. My son has loved it since he was 18 months old, and when we lost it, he kept asking for it (and did not forget about it) so we bought it again. He can finish the sentences, and loves the silly rhyme.
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Fun text and good illustrations make this a favorite for children and parents to read aloud.
Quinos_dad More than 1 year ago
My son is 2 years old, and he was taken in by the easy flow of the story. He enjoyed the easy tale because of the rhyming. He was able to recognise the animals and the colorful pictures. I enjoyed being able to do a few different voices for the animals. We have read the book on many nights since buying it, sometimes several nights in a row. It has quickly become a favorite bedtime choice.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old received this book for her birthday, it has become our new bedtime book
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son started enjoying this at about 18 months old. . . soon he had it memorized and his first real phrases were from this book! We loved it then and are still reading it occasionally now - - my son turns 4 next month! Now I am buying it as a gift for a new baby.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We checked this book out of the libray, the cover just caught my almost 3 year olds eye. She brought it to me to read, which lasts all of 5 seconds usually, and she actually stayed for the whole book and asked me to read it again. We checked it out and she has me read it at least 20 times a day. She actually has the book memorized to were if I stop a sentence short she will finish it. The rhyming of this book is great and am now looking for more books just like it, and plan on buying this one. I can't say enough about this book, buy it and you wont be disapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We got this book for our 8month old son as a gift. The simple but lively illustrations are captivating as is the rhythmic, rhyming story. great pick
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just happened to pick this book up for my 17 month old son. Not only did he love it, I loved it too. It is well written, the illustrations are adorable and the story itself is so fun and lighthearted. I am now looking for other books written and/or illustrated by Felicia Bond for my son and as gifts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book. We read it over and over! Please write more Felicia!