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"Bounce a ball right off your hands. Bounce it off your toes. Try to bounce a beach ball on the tip of your nose! Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin, who had toddlers all over America jiggling with Wiggle, invite them now to hop, leap, pounce, and bounce to their hearts' content (though not on couches!). Because, after all, it's better to have bounced and bumped than never to have bounced at all."--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416916277
Call Number: CRONIN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction.
Toddlers -- Juvenile fiction.
Jumping -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Menchin, Scott - Illustrator


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Apr 18, 2015

This story invites you to bounce in as many ways as you can think of. Bounce like a bunny. Bounce a ball off of your head. Bounce in a puddle. Watch the bees bounce in the day time and bats bounce at night.

The illustrations are mixed media and digitally rendered. They are fairly basic making it easier for the younger readers to enjoy.

I like the idea of a book about bouncing. But this activity to me should be a joyful and contagious activity. Unfortunately, the choppy word flow and, well, choppy illustration flow did not pull me into any sense of fun. This would be a good book for a group read with preschool children in which you practice bouncing along with the story and making sounds together. Recommended for ages 1-8. I would cut that to ages 1-5.


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Apr 18, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 5


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