Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist

Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom / Published by

Everyone in the Fizz family is an artist. Everyone except Lester, whose paintings are pitiful and doodles are drab. He can’t seem to find a way to fit in with the illustrious Fizzes, until one day a mouthful of gum becomes a work of art in Lester’s talented lips. With inspiration all around him, Lester develops his special talent.

Ruth Spiro’s inventive text is bursting with wordplay, tongue-in-cheek humor, clever art references, and notes about the famous works referenced in Thor Wickstrom’s exuberant illustrations. This is a delight for young artists and bubble gum fans.

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  • Bank Street College of Education “Best Book”
  • Writer’s Digest Writing Competition “Best Picture Book Manuscript” Winner
  • Willamette Writers Writing Contest “Best Overall Entry”