Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble

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By (author) Margaret Mahy, Illustrated by Polly Dunbar


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  • Format: Board book | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 188mm x 23mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 4 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0547507259
  • ISBN 13: 9780547507255
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 25,896

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" Little Mabel blew a bubble, and it caused a lot of trouble . . ." When little Mabel's bubble gets away from her, it's her baby brother who gets into trouble. Soon he's floating out of the house, above the fence, and all over town! It's up to Mabel, Mother, and the rest of the townspeople to get him safely back down. Who knew that so much trouble could come from one little bubble?

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Winner of the 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in the Picture Book category! 2009 Horn Book Fanfare List 2010 USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List Nominated for a 2009 Cybil Award in the Fiction Picture Books Category A CCBC Choice 2010 Publishers Weekly 2009 "Cuffies" List: "Hottest Book to Go Out of Stock," Honorable Mention "Mabel blows a bubble that envelops her baby brother, gently wafting him all over the village, causing shock and excitement among the population. Chrysta and Greville Gribble, Tybal and his mother Sybil, the crabby Copples, feeble Mrs. Treeble and Canon Dapple come up with an improbable plan to catch the bubbled baby. Meanwhile, mischievous rebel Abel bursts the bubble with his slingshot and the villagers gallantly come to the rescue by catching him in a quilt. The action moves with breathless frenzy. Mahy is a master at creating verse that is as light and airy as the baby's bubble. Filled with lovely Briticisms, alliterative nonsense words, double, triple and internal rhymes, it's meant to be read aloud--'Again!'--and will lead both breathless readers and listeners to delighted giggles. The text floats across the pages in waves and arcs, and Dunbar's joyous watercolor-and-cut-paper illustrations are wonderfully expressive, a visual treat moving apace with the text. A frothy, effervescent gift."--"Kirkus Reviews," STARRED review "Bubble, bubble, tongue-twisting trouble! When Mabel blows a bubble, it causes a bit of trouble--in the inimitable Mahy way. The rhythm and rhyme of her newest exuberant offering has echoes of the 'bibble-bubble-babble' of her older "17 Kings and 42 Elephants" (rev. 9/87) with added tongue-stumbling internal rhymes to keep even the most accomplished storyteller on her toes. Little Mabel's bubble surrounds Baby and takes him on an adventure of amazing heights. The whole town is alarmed as the bobbling bubble floats farther astray, but happy Baby is comfortably enthralled with hi