Bubble Bubble has been one of my kids favorites. I would say the best age for this book is as early as one years old and then again for early readers. There aren’t a ton of words in this book, in fact the first edition did not have any text to it. That should tell you just how expressive and interesting the pictures are to this book. My then 4-year old daughter had the whole thing memorized and liked “reading” it to me.
The story is pretty simple, A little boy buys a Magic Bubble maker and blows some animal shaped bubbles. Some of them are kind of freaky like a snake, but he then blows a bubble shaped like a cat to get the mean snake, but then…
The cat turns into a large cat and is going to attack us. Quickly, he blows another bubble. “And that took care of that”. After this same pattern a number of times, our little boy gets tired, and decides to pop all the bubbles.
Spoiler Alert: This is the last gorgeous page:
There is a repetitive pattern in this book where a cute animal bubble appears, but then attacks so we blow another animal to get that animal that kids love. Seriously, even my 2 year old loves this book. I think because she knows what’s going to happen. The pages are bright and there are tons of details to see. Now for the bad news- this book is out of print! I managed to find a hardback copy to save on my special shelf for a good deal and read a paperback one to my daughters. Selfish, I know, but I don’t want to give this book up now. It has too many memories for us.
- Author: Mercer Mayer
- Illustrator: Mercer Mayer
- ISBN: 1-57768-348-X
- Publisher: Gingham Dog Press
- Copyright: 1973 and 2003