BUMPETY, DUNKETY, THUMPETY-THUMP! by K.L. Going

BUMPETY, DUNKETY, THUMPETY-THUMP!

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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A day of blueberry picking and all it entails is experienced in a jaunty, rollicking romp.

Siblings set out barefoot through the muddy grass with their wagon, fill their bucket and mouths with the fruit, and return home with their bounty. “Berries on tongues taste bumpety-bump. / Plop them in the bucket, they go plunkety-plunk. // Bucket in the wagon rattles clunkety-clunk. // Bumpety, plunkety, clunkety-clunk.” Pie baking is next as the sibs feel the plumpness of the berries through their fingers, enjoy a piece of the freshly baked dessert, help to clean up dishes, take a bath, happily say goodnight, snuggle in for a story, and fall asleep after a very satisfying day. Each scene, rendered in muted colors with printlike textures, depicts this possibly mixed-race family (one child has light-brown skin, the other has pink; mom and dad are both light-skinned) working together as the story unfolds in its sonorous, animated phrasing. Little ones will bounce along to each new frolicsome declaration right up to the somniferous end. “Snuggle in the blankie in a lumpety-lump. // Hearts beat close with a thumpety-thump. // Bumpety, lumpety, thumpety- thump.”

This winning read-aloud should encourage multiple recitations. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 26th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4424-3414-1
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2017




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