If you’ve ever had young children then you’ve most certainly lived the battle of bubble gum. Your kids will beg you for it and, knowing full well how it’s going to turn out, you’ll reluctantly give in. In the end, it’s always trouble!
Trouble Gum is an excellent depiction of the bubble gum scenario. Ruben and Julius, two mischievous brothers, are playing rambunctiously on a gloomy rainy day. To quiet them, Grandma offers the GUM! Even though that sticky substance isn’t allowed, mom gives in to the dynamic duo with a reminder of the gum chewing rules: “Don’t swallow your gum. Don’t play with your gum. And don’t blow big, sticky bubbles with your gum.” It doesn’t take long before bubble gum fun turns in to bubble gum trouble!
Cordell does a magnificent job setting up the story. His text and pictures take the reader on a delightful adventure with each humorous detail drawn out perfectly! This is a great one on one read or for teachers to use after a talk about classroom rules. So, sit back, pop in a piece of gum, and enjoy!
Check the WRL catalog for Trouble Gum.