Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, in a Dish
Written and illustrated by
Tracey M. Cox 

“Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, in a Dish,” written and illustrated by Tracey M. Cox, is a concept book for preschoolers and kinders. In simple illustrations, with rhyming chants, readers see diverse children learning to count and also learning their colors. It begins with one and progresses up to ten.

Each illustration shows a different child pulling out different colored gumballs from the dish, starting with one colored gumball, then two, and so on. The children put the gumball(s) in their mouths and then blow a bubble. As the number of gumballs increases with each higher number, the size of the bubble the child blows also increases. This is a deceptively simple book that combines things children enjoy and can relate to as it gives them practice in counting and color recognition.

With “Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, in a Dish,” Ms. Cox has created a fun and helpful learning to count and learning colors concept book. The illustrations are sharp and simple, presented with humor, and showing diverse children. This book is highly recommended for teachers, librarians, and children ages 3 to 6.

Information on Author/Artist Tracey Cox and her other children's books is at

Reviewed by:
Penelope Anne Cole
Multi-Award Winning Author of Magical Matthew, Magical Mea,
Magical Mea Goes to School, Magical Max and Magical Mickey, and
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Bubble gum, counting one to ten, learning colors, Tracey M. Cox, preschool, kindergarten, early childhood education, diversity, fun, blowing bubbles, PB, picture books.


  1. I remember playing this game as a child! Sounds like a great book!

    1. Thanks for your comment and support. It's a great concept book.

  2. Great review, Penny. I loved Tracey's book as well.

    1. Thanks, Karin. I do think it is a great concept book. Wishing Karin much success.