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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It is Margaret Mahy gone too far with her over the top adjectives – would make it impossible to read aloud to a group.

The K-3rd are probably the best for this book. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. We use cookies to give you the mhy possible experience. Great for lovers of blowing bubbles!

As he flies all over town, people begin to gather, trying to figure out how to save the baby from falling. I like this book because this book is awesome, how they put the words. The baby floats outside with Mabel, her mother and then margareg by one more an This book is a wonderful example of a rhyming story.

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The illustrations are great as well, following the silly poem with very expressive cartoon people and animals. Unfortunately, I had a smaller and younger crowd and I think some of it was completely going over their head. Jan 13, Aysheh M rated it liked it. Polly Dunbar’s illustrations support the text well, with clear characterisation and a wonderful array of facial expressions.


There have children’s books, 40 novels, and 20 collections of her stories published. This was a fun story to follow with humorous action and possibly tongue-twisting rhymes and text. The artwork, watercolors on textured paper, helps by playing out all the rapid fire details from the text as we see the crowd growing and the problem of getting the baby down reach a crisis.

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Mabel was able to finish what she started in a way that made everyone happy. Mar 04, Katie Fitzgerald rated it it was amazing Shelves: The older kids smiled, but tried not to show more emotion than that. Free Welcome To Homeschool Guide: Illustrated by Polly Dunbar. This fantastic book begs to be read out aloud!

You can use maryaret book to introduce several writing techniques to older kids. I’m Amrgaret doing a new word or two, but this book was full of them.

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Oct 26, Jenn rated it liked it. 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”.

Then there was the loud family in the corner where I have to face a bit as I read from the book. Margaret Mahy is a master with language and does not make concessions for her young readers in terms of the rich vocabulary used. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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.

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The kids enjoyed the story. A fun, silly story about a baby boy trapped in a bubble full of “she sells seashells by the sea shore” inspired text, that will make you and your child giggle. Mar 22, Katie rated it it was ok Shelves: However, in terms of a storytime book or a book for one-on-one reading, this isn’t great for the targeted age group. This was a tongue twister with some odd word choices.

Apr 20, Nick Cherry rated it it was ok Shelves: The lines are very simple, but the trouhle and patterns are colorful and silly. As always with any book read aloud, readers will need to practice this one before they read it aloud. Lists with This Book. Some of the rhymes are just perfection.

Great for older siblings too! Three to five year-olds may not enjoy this book because they are at an age when they feel the need to understand a story. I’m thinking this will be a definite hit for a group with older kids.