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Bubblegum Delicious by Dennis Lee
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Bubblegum Delicious

by Dennis Lee

Other authors: David McPhail (Illustrator)

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This is a collection of poems by author Dennis Lee. A young boy tells stories of different things he wishes he could do throughout his city. For example, he wants to fly around town, and play basketball with monsters, he wants to ride and stallion, and beat up a dragon. In every illustration the child is accompanied by his pet dog and talks about never being alone. Finally, he little boy's heart grew sad when his friend left and he hates the loneliness he now feels. ( )
  SarahChaisson | Mar 12, 2012 |
Delightful rhythmic poems for children by Dennis Lee, perfect for counting out, skipping, bouncing a ball and other games. Some are sensitive and gentle, some are creepy, some are disgusting, many are rollicking good fun. All are worth many repetitions. From the author of Alligator Pie and Garbage Delight, superb poetry for kids from toddlers to grade 3 or so. ( )
  tripleblessings | Dec 29, 2006 |
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A love poem to a jelly donut, an ode to a rocking chair, quatrains by and about bugs and beetles... it's Canadian bard Dennis Lee, at his finest. This quirky poet has been amusing readers for decades with verses both silly and sweet, in such mouthwatering titles as Dinosaur Dinner (With a Slice of Alligator Pie). In Bubblegum Delicious, Lee takes the rhythms of childhood playgrounds and creates verses bursting with appeal, from the wacky "Goober and Guck" ("You'll quack like a duck and / You'll smell like a truck-- / So eat your nice sandwich / Of goober and guck!"), to the poignant "If Lonesome Was a Pot of Gold," to the macabre "Dead Men in Edmonton." A small boy and his dog lead readers through the collection, with a host of hilariously bizarre and uncouth insects slipping in their two cents' worth whenever they can. ("You bug me, slug, you bug me. / You bug me all day long. / So tug your coif and bug right off, / Before I do you wrong.")

Acclaimed illustrator David McPhail bounces right along with Lee on this boisterous ride, capturing the boyish exuberance, whimsy, and tender moments of each verse. After devouring Bubblegum Delicious, readers of all ages will be chomping at the bit for more from the remarkable Dennis Lee. (Ages 6 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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An assortment of beetles and bugs accompanies a boy and his dog throughout the adventures of an extraordinary day, in a collection of poetry and pictures.

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