Saturday, February 25, 2012

Children's Book Review: The Bubble Gum Kid

The Bubble Gum Kid

The Bubble Gum Kid
Written by:  Stu Smith
Illustrated by: Julia Woolf
Published by: Running Press, 2006
32 pages

* In this picture book told in rhyme, Billy Bob Glum is a little boy who loves to chew gum.  Unfortunately, he can't blow a bubble and is picked on by Double Chin Dan, the school bully because of it.  With help from his older sister and a lot of practice Billy finally learns to blow a bubble and comes up with a plan to show that bully Dan. 

While this book had colorful pictures and my kids enjoyed the gum theme I wasn't a big fan.  I especially didn't enjoy the ending, where I didn't think the punishment was doled out fairly. 

Family Rating: So-so.

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