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Friday, February 06, 2015

Poetry Friday--It's Bubble Gum Day!

Yes, it's Bubble Gum Day at schools across the country. For a donation of 50 cents kids get to chew gum at school! The money goes to a local charity.

Maybe next year we'll try Bubble Gum Day here at the Library. We can still celebrate this year with a lively rhyming picture book by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith, titled Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum [JP WHE].

Here's a little taste of what it's like to get stuck in some melting gum on the road:
Along comes a crow...
An old, weathered crow,
An old weathered


loudmouthed crow!


Oh, wow!
The crow's stuck now!

Talking crow, talking crow,
Loud and loony, squawking crow,
Crying, cawing, shocking crow,
Every feather's stuck!

That should be enough for you to chew on! I fear any more will blow your mind!

I'll let Ella Fitzgerald sing us out of this sticky post:

If we're lucky, we may find some other bubble gum celebrations going on today at the Poetry Friday Round-Up being hosted by Elizabeth Steinglass.


  1. I've never heard of Bubble Gum Day. It sounds fun! The book sounds quite rollicking!

  2. It is, and the illustrations fit it well.

  3. That sounds like a lot of fun and a good fundraiser. I hope teachers and librarians don't find chewed-up gum all over the place the next day.