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Monday 26 April 2010

Review: Bubble Gum Trouble and Other Giggle Poems

Title: Bubble Gum Trouble and Other Giggle Poems

Author: Helen Ross

Illustrator: Dee Texidor

Publisher: Little Steps Publishing, $16.95

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781921042997

For ages: All ages

Type: Picture book

About: The first poem in this collection, Cats in the Toilet Paper, sets the tone for the rest of the book, making you want to curl up with your little one for a good belly laugh.

A line-up of hilarious verses, one after the other, Bubble Gum Trouble is a book you can all just sit back and enjoy. From the charmingly bizarre (There’s Something Growing in my Cup), to counting fun (One Hundred Indians) and quirky observations (An Egg for Breakfast), this is a set of poems that will keep you coming back for more.

And every member of the family will have their favourite (mine is A Chocolate Cake to Bake – this is a girl after my own heart!).

Each poem is accompanied by vivid, fun, colourful illustrations that add to the appeal, putting faces to the cheeky characters and scenes so well described by Helen Ross. But that doesn’t mean this book is cluttered with colour and pictures. There is still plenty of white space, making it easy to read and giving it a modern feel.

Ross’ gorgeous poems are a great way to introduce young children to poetry in a way that will appeal to kids of all ages.

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