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The Gum on the Drum

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"Start to Read!" books are the most entertaining, satisfying, and educational beginning readers you will find anywhere. The three reading levels in the series make it easy for your child to learn to read at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. Each book your child reads helps build confidence and a sense of pride.
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.
Sherry Thornberry
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.
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Recommends it for: preschool-kindergarten
for VERY beginning readers
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Bear, drummer, wants to hum. Where should he *not* put his gum? Very simple leveled reader.
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