On Account of the Gum
On Account of the Gum
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On Account of the Gum

Written and illustrated by Adam Rex
Published by Chronicle Books
Prices as of Jun 28

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“This laugh-out-loud and delightfully clever book is more fun than bubble gum.”

A galloping and hilarious romp from start to finish (including the endpapers!), the story trips along and off the tongue in a spiraling stream of escalations all beginning with the classic problem of getting gum stuck in one’s hair. While perhaps they should have tried peanut butter first (we’ve definitely heard that works!), the clever inclusion of many of the old tricks for getting gum out of hair and the reliance on googling an answer (and realizing that not every site knows what it’s talking about) adds to the stories punch and pizzazz. Rex’s distinctive illustration style shines with bubble-gum-bold color choices, handwritten text of all colors and sizes and utterly expressive faces, creating a sense of action and business that belies the fact that the entire story takes place in a single and unmoving chair. Just when the excitement seems to be winding down, Rex hits readers with an ending that clicks perfectly into place for a moment of sheer genius—turns out it’s picture day!

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Book Details

ISBN
9781452181547
Publication Date
October 6, 2020
Text Details
Hand lettering by Adam Rex.
Illustration Details
The art in this book was painted in Photoshop.
Page Count
56
Words Per Page
9
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 7 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2020013542
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1139765905
ASIN/ISBN 10
1452181543
Lexile® Level
560L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~N
ATOS® Book Level
2.9
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
509108
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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