Bartholomew Cubbins serves thanklessly as pageboy to King Derwin of Didd, a headstrong man who's decided he isn't satisfied with mere sun, fog, rain, and snow. ("Humph! The things that come down from my sky!") He wants something else, something uniquely his own, so he calls in his royal magicians ("Shuffle, duffle, muzzle, muff. Fista, wista, mista-cuff. We are men of groans and howls, mystic men who eat boiled owls"). Happy to oblige, the magicians tell the king they can make "oobleck" fall from the sky, only nobody--not even the magicians--knows just what oobleck is. But after a night of arcane incantations, everyone in the kingdom gets a taste of the stuff (in the case of the Captain of the Guard, literally!), as the green, gluey goo gums up everything in sight.
Of course, Bartholomew tries to help, but it's up to the king to save the day, as he learns to utter not magic words but simple words with magic in them: "I'm sorry." (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes
My son is a 3rd grad teacher and used Bartholomew and the Oobleck for a science lesson. The students enjoyed the book and had fun making the Oobleck as an experiment.Published 1 month ago by Lauren Larkin
Love this book. The kids are so interested in making oobleck after we read thisPublished 3 months ago by Cynthia L. Piques
Book was in great condition. Love reading this to my PreK students!Published 3 months ago by Keri Lynn Bailey
The book is great, my wife is a pretty school teacher and the kids love itPublished 3 months ago by Mike M.
This excellent story is more and more relevant as we struggle to deal with global warming.Published 3 months ago by Mary Raber
We used this as a introduction to a science experiment making and playing with oobleck. It was a great kick off to the experiment and added to the excitement and dialogue.Published 3 months ago by Terry Oliver