Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump!

Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump! illus. by Simone Shin. 48p. S. & S./Beach Lane. Sept. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442434141.
PreS—A young girl and her little brother take their bright red wagon and search for blueberries, which end up in a pie for the family to savor. From berry picking to bedtime, the account of a busy, fun day is full of amusing "thumps," "clunks," "lumps," and "glunks." Each line in the stanzas varies between nine and 12 syllables, but children won't mind the slight unevenness, as the chorus is consistent in length and a somewhat tongue-twisting joy to read. Youngsters will focus on the energetic thumpety thump-type repetition that ends each activity and creates an entertaining experience. Large, colorful digital illustrations are filled with energy and movement and have plenty of white space to show off the loving coziness of this family of four.
VERDICT This onomatopoeic book is a lively read-aloud that will be requested often for storytime or bedtime.

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