When a fine, fat toad steps in a big blob of bubble gum that's melting on the road, he gets stuck. A shrew, a goose, a bee, and a crow all wander by, investigate, and get stuck, too...and the gummy mess holds them all fast as a truck approaches. Some quick thinking (and chewing, and bubble-blowing) saves the animals' hides, but the story doesn't end there. You may want to do some lip-limbering exercises before reading this bouncy, tongue-twisting book aloud -- with lines like "Yuck! Ew! The shrew's stuck, too!", it's fun, but a mouthful.