Trouble Gum: A Picture Book by Matthew CordellTrouble Gum: A Picture Book by Matthew Cordell

Trouble Gum: A Picture Book

byMatthew CordellIllustratorMatthew Cordell

Hardcover | September 1, 2009

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It's raining.

There's nothing to do.

Ruben is bored.

But things start looking up when his grandmother gives him and his little brother some gum.

Gum is fun. There's just one problem with gum-it tends to make a mess!

Uh-oh. . . .

Matthew Cordell has illustrated several picture books, including Toby and the Snowflakes by Julie Halpern, Righty and Lefty by Rachel Vail, and Mighty Casey by James Preller. Trouble Gum is his first book as author and illustrator. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his lovely wife, adorable daughter, and their generally well-mann...
Title:Trouble Gum: A Picture BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11.27 × 8.82 × 0.44 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312387741

ISBN - 13:9780312387747

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Read from the Book

“I accidentally swallowed my gum. Can I have another piece?” Ruben asked.

“I’m sorry, Ruben,” Mom said. “Unlike Julius, you’ve already broken the rules. No more gum for you today.”

Editorial Reviews

"Packs plenty of pop." -Kirkus Reviews"Working with a stripped-down palette of black, white, red and bubblegum pink, Cordell's (Mighty Casey) first solo effort evokes irrepressible boyhood with laughs throughout." -Publishers Weekly"Irresistible.graphically dynamic." -San Francisco Chronicle"The simple story line and liberal use of white space open plenty of opportunities for Cordell's winsome art to generate laughs. Even better are the sound effects bouncing around each page, from the "smak smak smik smak" of chewing to the "shuff . . . uff . . . whuff" of bubble blowing. A few understated sibling notes sneak into the minimal presentation as well, making this book more than just a pure giggle-maker." -Booklist