Peace, Love, and Wumbers?

No, that wasn't a typo. Wumbers is a real thing! At our last Scholastic Book Fair I saw this completely awesome book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I w8ed to buy the book and they were all sold by the time I went to buy it. {Sad face} Thank goodness for Amazon because y'all know how I just can't say no to a good book!

This book uses a combination of words and numbers to create wumbers! So clever! I did some digging into this book and there is a great teachers guide and some examples of illustrations from the story on the Wumblers Tumblr page. There is an adorable trailer for this book too.

Tomorrow is our Friday due to PD and it looks like we may get some serious rain all day so I'm planning on having my kids cr8 their own wumbers.

I have a couple of ideas for my kiddos. I want my students to cre8 a little cartoon with a speech bubble just like in the story that uses wumbers. I also thought I would allow them to cr8 wumbers to place around my bulletin board. This will be a challenge for some of my kids, but I love to encourage that higher level thinking. It's going to be 1derful!

For your kids that get stumped I have compiled a list of possible wumbers and added it to the freebie below. 

Click the picture below to snag your copy of the wumbers page.

There was a contest (that is long over) that asked students to come up with their own captions. You can still download the picture to use in your own class here.

*If you like this activity you make like this post with a class book activity based on the book 1+1=5 by David LaRochelle- it's one of my favorite books!


  1. What a cute book and so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am so SERIOUSLY addicted to Amy Krause Rosenthal books. Have you seen This + That: Life's Little Equations or The OK Book? Or Yes Day...Love her! And, she lives in Chicago which is only two hours from me...must figure out one of her signings. I love her AND YOU!!!!!!!

    Hugs - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  3. I'm a sucker for a good book too! Thanks for sharing!

    Next stop, Amazon :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  4. I also got this book from my school's book fair! Love Amy Krause Rosenthal's books. Did you also see her other book, Exclamation Mark, at the fair? It's a fun read. :) Thanks for sharing freebie, I love the activity!

    Cheers To School