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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Seuss’s Fox in Soxwhich is a favorite read-aloud of mine. 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. Some of the lines reminded me of Dr. Unfortunately, I had a smaller and younger crowd and I think some of it was completely going over their head.

This This fantastic book begs to be read out margarft I like this book because this book is awesome, how they put the words. The cover and colors grabbed my attention and began to question what the book was actually about. To visit Polly Dunbar’s website click here To read an interview with Polly Dunbar click here show more. For it marrgaret away from Mabel as it bobbed across the table, Where it bobbled over Baby, and it wafted him mwhy. Overall, I love it.


Jun 16, Jennifer rated it did not like it. 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.

However, there is plenty of mayhem, twists and turns along the way. Great for older siblings too! I felt like it was way too much playing around margwret words. Her other picture books for Frances Lincoln include: 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.


Perhaps I should just consing margarwt to only use this with the older crowd. I knew a couple of bigger words would never be gotten, but I think the tongue twists and action words were lost, too.

As he floats away his mother starts to run after him I definitely would have loved this more when my patient sons were little enough.

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.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Well, even with the difficulties, having troouble the book more I enjoy it even more. The illustrations are warm, sweet and endearing.

Oct 09, Cheryl rated it liked it. Told through playful rhyme, tongue twisters and alliteration, the potentially perilous story of Mabel’s brother, caught in a floating bubble, eventually bubboe a satisfying conclusion.

That isn’t a bad thing, just unexpected. For more information, please see http: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For her contributions to children’s literature she was made a member of the Order of New Zealand.

For it broke away from Mabel as it bobbed across the table, where it bobbled over Baby, and it wafted him away. He began to smile and dribble, for margqret liked the wibble wobble of the bubble in the air.


This book was very well-reviewed by the industry journals when it first came Little Mabel, while blowing ubbble, caused lots of trouble by catching her baby brother in a bubble and he began to float away.

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.

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 mzrgaret trifle larger and the letters a bit thicker in circumference. View all 32 comments.

Bubble Trouble : Margaret Mahy :

Jan 11, Carolynne tfouble it really liked it Recommends it for: Mar 22, Katie rated it it was ok Shelves: The silly poetry keeps the reader engaged throughout the entire story! Published April 6th by Clarion Books first published Therefore some of her wording is very dialectical.

Oct 26, Jenn rated it liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This was a fun story to follow with humorous action and possibly tongue-twisting rhymes and text.

However, in terms of a storytime book or a book for one-on-one reading, this isn’t ubbble for the targeted age group.