We all have a good gum story! Readers will laugh out loud at Ruben and Julius and their sticky situation!
From School Library Journal:
Ruben Figg is older brother pig to bespectacled Julius, and one rainy day he decides to show his sibling how the big pigs chew gum. Grammy provides the bubble gum while Mom reiterates the ground rules (chew it, don't play with it). After smacking the gum this way and that, Ruben accidentally swallows it and has to plead for a new piece. Grammy is happy to oblige while Mom halfheartedly agrees. Unfortunately, Ruben presses his luck and ends up getting a glob of gum stuck in a blanket Mom knitted. A repentant piglet is sent to his room, but the fun doesn't stop there because Julius sneaks more gum from Grammy's purse and the brothers wind up covered in sticky pink. Grammy and Mom scrub them clean, but there is still one last bubble blast in store.
I have created 17 book extension activities for his title.
Cover Story – Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections Before Reading
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions (Answer Key Included)
Compare and Contrast Ruben and Julian
Main Character Portrait
Making Connections: Text to Self
How to Get Gum Out of Anything
Cover Art (Design a New Book Cover)
Trouble Gum 3-2-1
Book Review (2 Options)