Resources for Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy.  Illustrated by Polly Dunbar.   New York: Clarion Books, 2009.

Nominated for the Primary grades 2012 NYSRA Charlotte Award

Author’s website: http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/margaretmahy/

Biographical Information:  http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/mahym.html#Top

Interview with the author:  http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6696746.html

Reaction to her award in Boston Globe-Horn Book  http://www.hbook.com/magazine/articles/2010/jan10_mahy.asp

Illustrator’s website:  www.pollydunbar.com

Reaction to Boston Globe-Horn Book award:  http://www.hbook.com/magazine/articles/2010/jan10_dunbar.asp

Publisher’s website:  www.clarionbooks.com

Reviews:

School Library Journal:  http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6654851.html?q=farley+follows+his+nose

Book Aunt:  http://bookaunt.blogspot.com/2009/04/review-of-bubble-trouble-by-margaret.html

http://www.sonderbooks.com/Picture_Books/bubble_trouble.html

Lesson Ideas:

  • Write tongue twisters
  • Blow bubbles
  • Stop the story midway through and ask children to write their solution to the bubble dilemma
  • Word families and rhymes

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