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Bouncing time
Hubbell, Patricia.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
An exuberant infant bounces through the day's activities, including a trip to the zoo.
Reading Level:
AD 260 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.7 0.5 40996.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 1 Quiz: 22846 Guided reading level: J.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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An exuberant infant bounces through the day's activities, including a trip to the zoo.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-4. This adorable rhyming poem features a bouncing baby and her mother (a clearly contemporary pair with Mom carrying the child in her backpack) who go to the zoo. Tigers tumble, giraffes jump, monkeys somersault, and pythons flip while mother and daughter watch. Vibrant watercolor illustrations add to the playfulness of the text and enliven the animals' behavior even more. The day winds down; the stars and the moon stand guard as the little girl dreams of her day with Mom. Full of simple fun, this is a romp to read any time of day. --Marta Segal

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bright and cheerful, this effervescent picture book will hop, skip and caper its way into a toddler's heart. "How will you bounce today, baby?" a mother asks her daughter, lifting her high into the air. "Will you bounce like a grasshopper, cricket, or frog? Or a hoppity toad on his log in the bog?" As mother and child head to the zoo, the possibilities expand ("We'll see tigers that tumble, and jumping giraffes"), then melt into the stuff of sweet dreams as day draws to a close. Hubbell (Wrapping Paper Romp) sets her nimble rhymes to a buoyant beat, beguilingly punctuated by Sweet's (Bat Jamboree) delectable paintings. Dotted lines and springy swirls beneath the characters emphasize the motion and energy that drive the tale, while broad brush strokes in Popsicle shades of raspberry, lime, lemon and orange add pizzazz. The rounded forms of animals, mom and child almost seem to danceDand readers will want to join in. A slice of pure pleasure. Ages 1-4. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Hot-pink endpapers sprinkled with a bouncing polka-dotted ball and assorted animated animals set the tone for this lively book. A toddler and her mother visit the zoo and watch the creatures somersault, flip, and hop. "We'll see tigers that tumble,/and jumping giraffes,/and a big bouncy lion/making everyone laugh." Then they go home to bounce into bed after supper and bath time. The warmth and appeal of the rhyming text are reinforced by the colorful, smiling animals and Sweet's chunky, childlike illustrations. An exuberant selection for toddler storytime programs.-Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.