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On Account of the Gum

Category: Book
By (author): Rex, Adam
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 56
Size: 11.29in x 9.32in
Our Price:
$ 24.99
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*On Account of the Gumis a book about how the best intentions lead to some of the worst (and funniest) ideas!

Serious humor abounds in this story about one kid's hilarious misadventures with gum, and the cumulative buildup of stuff stuck in hair.

From the madcap mind of Adam Rex comes a book about the improbable, downright bizarre remedies for a problem kids have faced since the creation of gum.

• Features hilarious text with unexpected turns and fun rhymes
• Wacky suggestions make this prime for constant giggles and repeat reading
• Author Adam Rex has a funny, smart, and relatable style

How do you get gum out of your hair-a pair of scissors? Butter? The cat? Call your aunt, she'll know what to do. She doesn't? Try the fire department!

With each page turn, this situation-relatable to any family-grows stickier and more desperate.

• A wonderful blend of light wordplay, zany humor, and a timeless topic
• Perfect for fans ofThe Day the Crayons QuitandIf You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!
• Great gift for parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and educators who are looking for a funny, relatable tale to read out loud
• Add it the the shelf with books likeWe Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins,The Legend of Rock Paper Scissorsby Drew Daywalt, andThe Bad Seed by Jory John.
Review Quote*"Adam Rex is one of the best writers making picture books today, and one of the best illustrators making picture books today, andOn Account of the Gum just might be his best picture book yet. It's perfect. You should read it." -Mac Barnett,New York Times-bestselling author of the Caldecott Honor booksSam and Dave Dig a Holeand Extra Yarn
Review Quote*"A story of a sticky situation bursting with laughs, On Account of the Gum is a hilarious book from Adam Rex. The deadpan narrative voice in this book and the building chaos with each attempt to remove gum from the main character's hair will keep kids chuckling and asking for more. It is reminiscent of the old nursery rhyme, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, except no one gets eaten . . . and it's about gum . . . and the only old lady in it winds up stuck in the main character's hair. So maybe it isn't much like the old nursery rhyme at all. Don't chew it over. Just buy the book." -Ryan T. Higgins, bestselling author/illustrator of the Mother Bruce books and We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Review Quote*"Conversational rhyme, cascading action, and dramatic page turns create a story of early-morning, get-ready-for-school chaos. Gum-wrapper endpaper illustrations collaged under a bubble gum-pink wash set the tone for escalating silliness . . . [On Account of the Gum is a] gloriously giggly tale glued together by a glob of very gooey gum."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Review Quote*"In his first work of nonfiction, Adam Rex bravely shares his harrowing experience of gum-chewing gone horribly wrong. What? On Account of the Gum is not a true story? Oh. Well, then it's just plain hilarious and any human will love it!" -Laurie Keller, Geisel Award winning author-illustrator of We Are Growing
Biographical NoteAdam Rex is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books and novels, includingNothing Rhymes with Orange,Why?,Unstoppable!, The True Meaning of Smekday (which was made into the major motion pictureHome), and theNew York Times bestsellerFrankenstein Makes a Sandwich. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.