Trouble Gum (Hardcover)
A Picture Book
Feiwel & Friends, 9780312387747, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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From Matthew Cordell, the author-illustrator of the Caldecott award-winning book Wolf in the Snow, comes this delightful picture book that's as charming as it is fun.
There's nothing to do.
Ruben is bored.
But things start looking up when his grandmother gives him and his little brother some gum.
Gum is fun. There's just one problem with gum—it tends to make a mess!
Uh-oh. . . .
About the Author
Matthew Cordell is the author and illustrator of Caldecott award winner Wolf in the Snow, Trouble Gum, Another Brother, hello! hello!, and Wish. He has illustrated the books of renowned authors including Philip Stead (Special Delivery), Rachel Vail (the Justin Case series), and Gail Carson Levine (Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It). He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, the novelist Julie Halpern, and their two children.
Praise For Trouble Gum: A Picture Book…
“Packs plenty of pop.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Working with a stripped-down palette of black, white, red and bubblegum pink, Cordell's (Mighty Casey) first solo effort evokes irrepressible boyhood with laughs throughout.” —Publishers Weekly
“Irresistible…graphically dynamic.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“The simple story line and liberal use of white space open plenty of opportunities for Cordell's winsome art to generate laughs. Even better are the sound effects bouncing around each page, from the "smak smak smik smak" of chewing to the "shuff . . . uff . . . whuff" of bubble blowing. A few understated sibling notes sneak into the minimal presentation as well, making this book more than just a pure giggle-maker.” —Booklist