Tumble Bumble
Tumble Bumble
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Annotation: As a tiny bug walks along, he is joined by a cat, a crocodile, a pig, and other animals, all of which end up in a boy's bed.
Catalog Number: #307360
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1996
Edition Date: 2000
Pages: 32
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-443585-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-38831-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-443585-7 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-38831-4
Dewey: E
LCCN: 96014417
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
The singsongy rhyme may get to adults who are reading it aloud, but little ones will probably like the tale of the little bug who goes for a walk. He met a cat and stopped to talk. / They fell in step and strolled a while, / and bumped into a crocodile. So it goes, with the bug meeting a pig who danced the jig, a toad heading down the road, and a host of others. The comical characters are silly and nicely executed in watercolors outlined in pen. This could also work as a first book for beginning readers. (Reviewed November 15, 1996)
Horn Book
A rhyming text tells the story of a bug, out for a stroll, and the new friends it dances, zigzags, and tiptoes with along the way. The engaging characters--including a nonthreatening crocodile--will appeal to young audiences. The effective placement of white space and colorful energetic illustrations create a cheerful, airy look.
Kirkus Reviews
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ``A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk.'' Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (`` `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.''). They startle a big green toad and scare a baby mouse who bumps into a yellow house, which they all enter, then, ``Tippy-toeing on fourteen feet,'' they ``tumble bumble'' up the stairs and into an empty bed, first checking around for bears. A spider, then a bear, joins them, making nine, followed by a little boy, who opens his bedroom door to become the tenth in this group of new friends. Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Publishers Weekly
PW called this rhyming story about 10 friendly animal characters """"a childlike charmer."""" Ages 4-8. (May)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1--Bond may be best known for illustrating Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (HarperCollins, 1985), but this book is certainly a sign that her talent didn't end there. The plot of the charming counting book runs along cumulative lines as a bug goes for a walk and meets up with a cat, followed by a crocodile, a bee, a pig, a toad, and, finally, a mouse. The creatures' various adventures are described in lighthearted rhyme; they wander into a house and meet a spider, a bear, and, finally, a young boy. The tone throughout the bouncy text is cheerful and lively. The cartoon drawings are bright and fun, complementing the writing nicely. A sure bet for story hours.--Melissa Hudak, North Suburban District Library, Roscoe, IL
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 215
Reading Level: 2.1
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.1 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 40617 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.2 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q11873
Lexile: AD500L
Guided Reading Level: J

Written and illustrated by Felicia Bond, the illustrator of the bestselling If You Give... series, Tumble Bumble is a fun-filled tale of a tiny bug who goes for a walk and meets all kinds of creatures!

When a tiny bug decides to go for a walk, anything can happen! He might meet a cat, a crocodile, a pig, or even a bee to dance and play with, and that means more friends for everyone.

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