I found the perfect book to celebrate Bubble Gum Day! Here’s my review:
If you’re looking for a silly read-aloud, this is the book for you. This cumulative tale about how a family tries to get a piece of gum out of a child’s hair will delight young readers. It’s full of bold, bright illustrations, ridiculous attempts, an unexpected resolution, and a hilarious twist ending. Adam Rex’s illustrations are fun, engaging, and very pink, and the main character’s facial expressions are hysterical. Be sure to check out the back cover and end papers, as they are an integral part of the story. ON ACCOUNT OF THE GUM is full of expertly executed page turns, an inevitable yet surprising ending (SO hard to do!), a bunny, a cat, and, of course, gum. Rex’s illustrations combined with rollicking text make this a perfect picture book that children will ask to hear over and over again.
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.