January 31, 2011

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum

"Bubble gum, bubble gum, 
Chewy-gooey bubble gum,
Icky-sticky bubble gum
Melting in the road."

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler was one of the very first books we ever checked out from the library.  We enjoyed it so much the first time around that we've checked it out three times since!  This enjoyably wacky rhyme begins with a single blob of bubble gum in the road.  That tiny blob of icky-sticky gum causes big trouble as one by one a whole slew of animals become stuck in the chewy-gooey mess.  What will the animals do when a big blue truck comes rumbling down the road?  They "must chew, and chew, and chew" of course!  The "light and lifty bubble gum" "floats them toward the sky as the truck zooms by."  Just when you think the story is over, along comes a big burly bear, and the bubble gum saves the day once again.  "Oh what luck!  The bear got stuck," and the icky-sticky story begins all over again.

The vibrant acrylic and collage paper illustrations by Laura Huliska-Beith make the story pop right off of the page.  They are the perfect complement to the energetic, onomatopoeia-filled rhyme.  And who doesn't love a good onomatopoeia?  We give Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum two enthusiastic thumbs up!

1 comment:

  1. We've read this one too and loved it! Great choice for recommending!