Family Book Club: The Jolly Bupbup

The Jolly Bupbup

Written by: Ann P Borrmann

This is a longer picture book, text wise, and has lovely illustrations. The first page has a nice rhyme about something called a Twinkle that is sure to delight a child’s imagination. This story is about a Bupbup and her cats, and what happens one day in the woods where they live. It describes what a Bupbup is and about the woods where they reside. It is great to explore a new area and this one goes into detail about the weather that day.

Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household):

1. Do you think you have ever met a Twinkle?

2. Which cat is your favorite and why?

3. What do you like to do when it rains?

4. Have you ever splashed in puddles?

5. What did you think was under the tree?

6. How would you get the boat out?

7. Which illustration is your favorite and why?

8. If you wrote the book would you have the Bupbup find a Twinkle?

This is a great rainy-day book. There are some challenging words to help your beginner reader stretch their vocabulary as they learn to read. Learning to read is so much fun and can be very rewarding. Providing new material that interests your child is very important. This book is a great way to explore a new adventure in the woods with changing weather, water, and new animals around every turn. Look back through the book at the different expressions on the faces of the duck and fish. Talk about what they could be thinking or feeling. Then take turns drawing the characters feeling sad, surprised, or mad. It is a fun way to express emotions and observe them within the book.

You can purchase this wonderful book here: The Jolly Bupbup

Happy Reading!

Megan Pighetti

Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon

It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.