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The Gum on the Drum
by Barbara Gregorich (Goodreads Author)
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Published February 1st 1984 by School Zone Publishing Company
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Poor bear learns a sad lesson about the dangers of chewing gum, while playing on a drum. Sadly, he wanted to hum, and couldn't find a place to stick his gum. Hilarity ensues, as well as excellent use of word families to encourage early readers. The pictures were nice, and artsy, a far cry from some readers.
Feb 09, 2015 Sherry Thornberry rated it really liked it
What a funny way to learn about the grapheme "um". The bear in the story gets gum on his drum. I loved the illustrations. This book was easy to read and would be good for phonemic awareness.
Barbara Gregorich grew up playing baseball and reading mysteries. As a result, SHE'S ON FIRST (Contemporary, 1987) was a baseball novel and DIRTY PROOF (Pageant, 1988) a mystery. But just in case the pitcher thinks he knows what Barbara will do when she stands on base, she enjoys unsettling him by writing nonfiction as well as fiction . . children's books as well as adult books . . . poetry, too.More about Barbara Gregorich...