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Trouble Gum

Matthew Cordell

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It’s raining.

There’s nothing to do.

Ruben is bored.

But things start looking up when his grandmother gives him and his little brother some gum.

Gum is fun. There’s just one problem with gum—it tends to make a mess!

 

Uh-oh. . . .

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“I accidentally swallowed my gum. Can I have another piece?” Ruben asked.
“I’m sorry, Ruben,” Mom said. “Unlike Julius, you’ve already broken the rules. No more gum for you today.”
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Praise for Trouble Gum

“Packs plenty of pop.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Working with a stripped-down palette of black, white, red and bubblegum pink, Cordell's (Mighty Casey) first solo effort evokes irrepressible boyhood with laughs throughout.”—Publishers Weekly

“Irresistible…graphically dynamic.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Matthew Cordell

  • Matthew Cordell has illustrated several picture books, including Toby and the Snowflakes by Julie Halpern, Righty and Lefty by Rachel Vail, and Mighty Casey by James Preller. Trouble Gum is his first book as author and illustrator. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his lovely wife, adorable daughter, and their generally well-mannered cat.
  • Matthew Cordell
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Trouble Gum

Matthew Cordell

Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award
  • Hardcover

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