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Friday, January 20, 2012

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler

Little, Brown & Co. 2004
This week's Read-4-Luck pick (the feature that acts as a recommendation, review, teaching tip, and writing lesson) is Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith.
A variety of animals get stuck in bubble gum melting in the road.
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Year: 2004
Word Count: 352
Book Level: 1.6

 This book is so fun and does not get boring! Kids enjoy predicting the next animal and the rhymes.

 What parent wants to read a short rhyming book to their children over and over again? I do! I'm telling you, there is so much rhythm and word play in this book, it will not get old.

 Can use this to help teach rhyme, animals, cooperation, or basic story-telling skills. 

 Analyze word play. A MUST for any rhymers out there.

YOUR TURN: If you were to write a line for your own bubble gum book, how might it read? "Bubble gum, bubble gum, juicy fruity bubble gum. Grow me a watermelon in your tummy tum." Anyone else?

Keep on keepin' on...


  1. Oh I LOVE this book! And almost anything by Lisa Wheeler. Great choice!

  2. Oh, yes, Lisa Wheeler is awesome! My favorites are Sixteen Cows and Porcupining. And now Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum. There are several others I'd love to read, too.

  3. Christie, thank you for introducing me to Lisa Wheeler. Sounds like a fun read for kids and parents. Great PPBF book selection.

    Bubble gum, bubble gum, juicy and sweet. Blow me a bubble as big as my feet. Oops! Pop! Ouch!

  4. This is a new author and book to me, but so want to get hold of it. Lovely pithy review!

  5. I'll have to check out this author. I wish I could come up with a line for you ... but Bubble gum, bubble gum, cherry-flavored bubble gum. My words are stuck in my brain.
    Sigh. Thanks for sharing this title.

  6. Last night I almost sat down to write a pb on bubble gum and it probably would have been in rhyme too. I love those rhyming books! This one looks super cute and fun to read to either boy or girl. Can't wait to read it Christie and take notes :)

  7. Never hear about this book. Will have to check it out. Thanks!

  8. This sounds like a book kids would love, so thank you for including it in Susannah's PPBF.

    Bubble gum, bubble gum where did you go?
    You're not in my mouth...I've looked high and low.

    Not on my bed, where I often put you
    Oops, there you are, just stuck onto my shoe!

  9. You guys gave such fun rhymes. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. This sounds (and looks) like such a fun book! Thanks for sharing it.

  11. I'm not familiar with Lisa Wheeler, but this looks like lots of fun. Going on the list -- thanks!


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