Bubble Trouble is a delicious rhyming tale by NZ author Margaret Mahy, When Mable blew a bubble, no one knew what kind of trouble,awaited baby who was. Book Reviews:’Bubble Trouble’ by Margaret Mahy, Illustrated by Polly Dunbar; ‘ My Life in Pink and Green’ by Lisa Greenwald; ‘Three Children. “Little Mabel blew a bubble, and it caused a lot of trouble Such a lot of bubble trouble in a bibble-bobble way.” But once the rhythm and tongue twisters get.

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I wasn’t too impressed. This is a great story for those who love words; as a child, it would have just made me giggle with adoring all those fun margsret, string together so charmingly, creating a zany and delicious read-aloud. Kids will enjoy listening to you mess up though and the wacky rhyming. Threeble, in a muddle with her needle matching bubnle and purple patcher for a pretty patchwork quiltwhen her older sister told her, tossed the quilt across her shoulder, as she set off at a totter in her tattered tartan kilt.

Bubble Trouble

margarett The 1st half they were not quite following. This was a fun story to follow with humorous action and possibly tongue-twisting rhymes and text. Dec 02, Kali Hilliard rated it liked it. And she’s a good girl and she does nothing that hurts anybody or hurts their feelings.

Perhaps too long, too. Aug 21, Hope Irvin Marston rated it liked it. THe little girl and the baby and the mom are my favorite characters. Polly Dunbar was born in Stratford upon Avon. My youngest would troublee have sat still through the whole thing though. Amazon Review This is a playful fantasy full of wordplay.

If you shop at Amazon. But truly and sadly, from a total and complete personal reading pleasure point of departure and view, I have definitely found Bubble Trouble a bit ho-hum and much too tediously drawn out and therefore, its Boston Globe Horn Book Award notwithstanding, for me, three stars is the absolute maximum I am willing to consider for Bubble Trouble.


BUBBLE TROUBLE by Margaret Mahy , Polly Dunbar | Kirkus Reviews

This book is a wonderful example of a rhyming story. It was an interesting children’s book, with a lot of quirky rhymes. Very hard to read with the text in wavy lines and the nonsensical rhymes. May 31, Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it Recommended to Lisa by: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

About Margaret Mahy Margaret Mahy, the iconic children’s author from New Zealand who sadly died inwrote more than books for children of all ages and is acknowledged teouble be one of the outstanding children’s writers of the twentieth century.

This may be the only children’s book I have read with the word “nefarious” in it. But Mabel ran for cover as the bubble bobbed above her This book was very well-reviewed by the industry journals when it first came out.

For it broke away from Mabel marrgaret it bobbed across the table, where it bobbled over Baby, and it wafted him away. Little Mabel, while blowing bubbles, caused lots of trouble by catching her baby brother in a bubble and he began to float away.

Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy

The Margaret Mahy Medal Award was established by the New Zealand Children’s Book Foundation in to provide recognition of excellence in children’s literature, publishing and literacy in New Zealand. I enjoyed the wacky story for the most part, but for me it went on a bit too long and started to get just a bit tiresome. Magy is Margaret Mahy gone too far with her over the top adjectives – would make it impossible to read aloud to a group. The pictures are good, but all the rhyming and the endless prattling was obnoxious!

Mabel was able to finish what she started in a way troublf made everyone happy. Mar 22, Heidi-Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think it will be an enjoyable story to use in storytime as I’m trying not to do all bedtimey-themed books for PJ storytime. While the plots of many of her books have strong supernatural elements, her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up.


I’m thinking this will be a definite hit for a group with older kids. Product details Format Paperback 40 pages Dimensions x x 6mm I definitely would have loved this more when my patient sons were little enough. And yet, the very last page is touchingly beautiful as the mother and big sister hug the baby in relief that he is safe, which reflects the genuine worry that everyone feels for the child, despite the funny, bizarre way in which the story is told.

The lines are very simple, but the colors and patterns are colorful and silly. Overall, I love it. Description Little Mabel blew a bubble and it caused a lot of trouble Enliven your US History curriculum! Jul 05, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 09, Emma rated it it was ok Shelves: Just remember to practice reading this book out loud first to nail the rhythm! Hardcover40 pages. It starts, innocently enough: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Follow the hilarious efforts of the townsfolk as they chase the baby far across the town in an effort to get him down from the bubble safe and sound.

If you like a challenging read aloud try this book — but be sure you practice first. Her books The Haunting and The Changeover: Jan 20, Treasa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mahy is a New Zealand author.

Poly Dunbar’s illustrations go perfectly with the text.