Tumble Bumble

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Overview

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.

As a tiny bug walks along, he is joined by a cat, a crocodile, a pig, and other animals, all of which end up in a boy's bed

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Overview

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.

As a tiny bug walks along, he is joined by a cat, a crocodile, a pig, and other animals, all of which end up in a boy's bed

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780694013449
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: Board
  • Pages: 18
  • Sales rank: 94,854
  • Age range: 4 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 5.87 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Highly Recommend!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    great book for toddlers

    Our 2 year old loved the rhyming text and funny story. Great pictures too!

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    My 2 year old son LOVES this book!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Fun rhyming text you'll want to read again and again.

    Fun text and good illustrations make this a favorite for children and parents to read aloud.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    My son and I love Tumble Bumble.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2006

    great book

    My 2 year old received this book for her birthday, it has become our new bedtime book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2003

    You won't mind reading this book for the 100th time

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    Unexpected Surprise

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2003

    great book

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2002

    Fun, Rhyming Children's Book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2001

    FIVE STARS!

    This is a fun book. We read it over and over! Please write more Felicia!

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