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:

Biographical Information:

Interview with the author:

Reaction to her award in Boston Globe-Horn Book

Illustrator’s website:

Reaction to Boston Globe-Horn Book award:

Publisher’s website:


School Library Journal:

Book Aunt:

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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