Title: Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum
Author: Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator: Laura Huliska-Beith
Publisher: Little, Brown
This fun, rhyming picture book recounts the unlucky episode of several animals (a toad, a shrew, a goose, a crow, etc.) who all get stuck in a wad of bubblegum in the middle of the road. Unfortunately for them, a truck comes down the road, but due to their own pragmatism, they save themselves. However, following closely on the heels (wheels?) of the truck is a “big-bottomed bear” who is intent on eating them all for his next meal. This time, it’s the bubble gum that saves them. This book is best read in a sing-song voice, and it’s guaranteed to please all listeners (and readers), ages two to ninety-two.