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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This was a tongue twister with some odd word choices. Still an entertainingly engaging enough little interlude is Bubble Trouble and likely because of the rollicking poetry, with ample plays on words and fun alliterations a perfect choice for a read aloud, although my ageing eyes do rather wish that the font size had been a trifle larger and the letters a bit thicker in circumference.

Review quote The book shows the fun that can be had with language, and will be enjoyed by children over a wide age range.

For her contributions to children’s literature she was made a member of the Order of New Zealand. This This fantastic book begs to be read out aloud! I like when it falls down, there’s a purple blanket. Altogether this is a delight. This is a good story.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. As fun as this story is – I would not recommend it as a read-out-loud for a large groups – the words are slippery and at times confusing. Trivia About Bubble Trouble.


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 to be one of the outstanding children’s writers of the twentieth century. Herein lies some of Mahy’s appeal to both children and teachers. Illustrations weren’t my favorite style, but, that’s more personal preference and really they do go well with the t Four stars for including Scrabble and a ridiculous rhyme structure that many parents will barely limp through.

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Seuss’s Fox in Soxwhich is a favorite read-aloud of mine. In addition, some stories have been translated into Russian, Chinese and Icelandic. Jan 13, Aysheh M rated it liked it.

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Want to Read saving…. Daughter of children’s author Maargaret Dunbar, Polly first started illustrating when she was 16 and has a degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton. Some were rhyming and others were just too much.

Great to read aloud to them. Finally a plan is ,ahy to try to bring him down by several children standing on a wall! I wasn’t too impressed. I only got jumbled up maybe 3 times! We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

His sister tried to save him. In she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award known as the Little Nobel Prize in recognition of a “lasting contribution to children’s literature”.


Return to Book Page. To visit Polly Dunbar’s website click here To read an interview with Polly Dunbar click here show more. The cover bubbel colors grabbed my attention and began to question what the book was actually about.

Bubble Trouble

This may be the only children’s book I have read with the word “nefarious” in it. I knew a couple of bigger words would never be gotten, but I think the tongue twists and action words were lost, too. However, there is plenty of mayhem, twists and turns along the way. As he flies all over town, people begin to gather, trying to figure out how to save the baby from falling. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

In she was presented with the Hans Christian Andersen medal, which is the highest international recognition granted to authors and illustrators of children’s books. It is Margaret Mahy gone too far with troublr over the top adjectives – would make it impossible to read aloud to a group.