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Tumble Me Tumbily

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  44 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
In lilting language and eye-catching swirls of babies and toddlers, floppy stuffed animals and soft toys, Karen Baicker and Sam Williams transport their readers directly into the world of babies. Whether the babies are just getting up,

I am awake!

I'm awake all the way,

Waked up to stay up

And wake up the day!

or going to bed,

Snuggle me snuggly

So warm and cuddly,


Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Chronicle Books LLC
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Courtney Weber
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This books illustrations are what got me. The cute little toddler and the bear are running around getting ready for bedtime and it reminds me of a story I used to read when I was a kid. It puts me back into my bed where my mom or dad would come try to put me to sleep and read a bedtime story. It was near and dear to my heart.

Purpose: This book would be good only for kindergarteners. It is the simplest book out of all of my choices for this assignment. However, there are a few
A whimsical happy rhyming tale that covers a baby/toddlers first moments waking up to their last adventures before bed. the illustrations are precious, with lots of animated images of animals and babies at play. A great selection for baby and toddler storytimes. You do not have to read the book from cover to cover and can select rhymes that best suite your storytime theme. The book is comprised of little rhymes that cover all the routines of a baby/toddler's daily life.
I originally picked this up to read to my son because the title was cute as were the illustrations. It is divided into three acts and features rhyming poetical text about a young baby/toddler waking up, eating and going to bed. The illustrations are soft and adorable, and really bring the book to life. My only gripe, and the reason it is not getting more stars, is that it is way too long for the intended age group. Recommended for ages 2-5, 3 stars.
Apr 20, 2009 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a HUGE favorite of mine. The book is actually split into 3 "acts", Tumble Me Tumbily, Yum Tummy Tickly, and Snuggle Me Snuggly. The alliterations are superb and the rhymes make me smile. The illistrations are extremely cute - I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Oct 09, 2008 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-s-books
Maybe I'm not soft and squishy enough to be a fan of this book. It's a set of three poems (I guess you would call them) that are kind of tongue twisters. I read through it pretty fast, but I don't think either of us missed much.
Nov 05, 2007 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Constant turning and churning of words (like in the title). It follows a kid in waking up ("part I"), eating ("part II") and going to bed ("part III"). Nice dreamy illustrations, but my kid didn't find it very engaging.
Jan 26, 2009 Molly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
It was pretty long, so might be best read one part at a time. Many of the words encourage cuddling, kissing, sharing, etc, and that is something that should definitely be encouraged in parent/child reading.
Kate Hastings
Jun 12, 2008 Kate Hastings rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: babies music movement
A little wordy-- but will be good for participation-- butterfly kisses, bouncing, lifting and swinging, peek-a-boo and more. Clipping pages will be a must-- there are 3 "chapters."
Mar 03, 2013 Hope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
A delight to read. Great rhyming and sing-song story, paired with soft and cute illustrations. It was reminiscent of an old fashioned children's book. Enjoyable!
Cute readaloud for baby/toddler due to great rhyming words and rhythm of text. Goes through each part of baby's day from morning until bedtime.
Nov 25, 2008 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phrases from this book have actually made their way into our daily vernacular. Dylan has pretty much memorized the entire thing.
Apr 29, 2012 Ezekiel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too non-sensical for my taste.
Oct 30, 2010 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Like a song on every page
Best.Toddler.Book.Ever. :)
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