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TUMBLE BUMBLE by Felicia Bond


by Felicia Bond & illustrated by Felicia Bond

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 1-886910-15-4

 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)