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Publisher Comments:

An ordinary bubble may seem pretty harmless to you. To the monsters of La La Land, however, a fragile, shimmering bubble is an object of terror, and when the frightening habits of bubbles are detailed by a fear-mongering monster, Yerbert, Froofle, and Wumpus run away and cry. But with encouragement from the narrator and from readers — “Go on, Wumpus, you can do it. (Tell Wumpus he can do it.)” — the three learn to confront their fears and triumph over the bubbles! An original, offbeat, and giggle-inducing take on conquering fears from the New York Times best-selling team responsible for the groundbreaking Those Darn Squirrels! books.

Review:

"In this outing from the team behind Dragons Love Tacos and the Those Darn Squirrels books, lumpy, hairy monsters learn to handle their terror of bubbles, delivering a rollicking (but rational) examination of fear vs. reality. Wait — terror of bubbles? Well, yes. Mogo, an attention-loving monster, has been spreading misinformation about how bloodthirsty bubbles are. 'Summer is the worst time for bubbles,' he says knowledgeably. 'That's when they go into a feeding frenzy.' Rubin's voice-over narrator counsels Yerburt, Froofle, and Wumpus through their anxiety, coaching them, therapist-style, through their first encounter with actual bubbles: 'Froofle, climb down from that tree. Look at your claws. You have pointy claws.' 'Go on, Wumpus. You can do it.' Wumpus has big horns, and the bubble explodes as he summons his courage and pops it: 'Kaboom!' Salmieri's pen-and-ink lines give unexpected delicacy to the story; the monsters' furry coats, painted in warm shades of gold, yellow, and red, stand out theatrically against the black backdrops. Whether readers will take the hint about unreasonable fears, they'll be back for giggle-fueled rereadings. Ages 4 – 8. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"The fearful Wild Thing-like monsters are comically depicted, and their problems are resolved with perfect pacing." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Four monsters have to confront their worst fear — bubbles — and are gently nudged into facing bubbles head-on. A fresh and funny look at overcoming fears from a best-selling team.

About the Author

Adam Rubin works as a creative director for a multimedia agency in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780544045491
Author:
Rubin, Adam
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Salmieri, Daniel
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 40 pages Clarion Books - English 9780544045491 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this outing from the team behind Dragons Love Tacos and the Those Darn Squirrels books, lumpy, hairy monsters learn to handle their terror of bubbles, delivering a rollicking (but rational) examination of fear vs. reality. Wait — terror of bubbles? Well, yes. Mogo, an attention-loving monster, has been spreading misinformation about how bloodthirsty bubbles are. 'Summer is the worst time for bubbles,' he says knowledgeably. 'That's when they go into a feeding frenzy.' Rubin's voice-over narrator counsels Yerburt, Froofle, and Wumpus through their anxiety, coaching them, therapist-style, through their first encounter with actual bubbles: 'Froofle, climb down from that tree. Look at your claws. You have pointy claws.' 'Go on, Wumpus. You can do it.' Wumpus has big horns, and the bubble explodes as he summons his courage and pops it: 'Kaboom!' Salmieri's pen-and-ink lines give unexpected delicacy to the story; the monsters' furry coats, painted in warm shades of gold, yellow, and red, stand out theatrically against the black backdrops. Whether readers will take the hint about unreasonable fears, they'll be back for giggle-fueled rereadings. Ages 4 – 8. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "The fearful Wild Thing-like monsters are comically depicted, and their problems are resolved with perfect pacing."
"Synopsis" by ,
Four monsters have to confront their worst fear — bubbles — and are gently nudged into facing bubbles head-on. A fresh and funny look at overcoming fears from a best-selling team.
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