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Bubble Trouble
ISBN: 9781575651330
Author: Gabriel, Nat/ Nez, John A. (ILT)
Publisher: Kane Pr
Published: January 2004
Retail: $5.95    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: Grace wants to join her big sister Jane's Bubble Gum Club, but she can't blow a bubble. So Grace finds a good science book and performs a few experiments involving air and bubble-making. When Jane blows up more than she should chew, Grace saves the day and finds a way into the club. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Science & Technology
Library of Congress Subjects:
Bubble gum; Fiction.
Bubbles; Fiction.
Sisters; Fiction.
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2003011697
Lexile Measure: 400
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Science Solves It!
Book type: Easy Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 6.50" W
Bargain Category: Science, Math, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2004 June)
Gr 1-2-When Grace asks her big sister if she can join her Bubble Club, Jane tells her that she must first be able to blow a bubble. Unable to do so with chewing gum, Grace tries other methods: she uses a straw to blow into a bowl of water or a glass of milk; employs a bubble mix and wand; and burps (the book explains that burps are air bubbles in your stomach). Jane turns Grace down each time. However, when the older girl blows a very large bubble-gum bubble that pops and gets in her hair, Grace suggests that she use peanut butter to remove the sticky substance and finally gains entry into the club. Scientific facts about bubbles are presented in very small print at the bottom of the pages. The story is lackluster and serves only to introduce the topic of bubbles as a science lesson. However, due to the size and positioning of the information, any possible scientific benefit is likely to be lost. The colorful illustrations adequately depict the action, but they are not enough to carry the text.-Karen Stuppi, Harmony Elementary School, Middletown, NJ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.