Hubble Bubble: The Wacky Winter Wonderland (Hubble Bubble Series)by Tracey CorderoyJoe Berger (Illustrator)

Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Nosy Crow
4 Stars

Synopsis: This third book in the series based on the picture book Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble brings readers three more stories of magical mayhem from the award-winning creative duo Tracey Corderoy and Joe Berger. Pandora and her grandmother are getting ready for Christmas, but of course the Winter Wonderland just wouldn’t be the same without Granny waving her wand so that it’s filled with fun! A pet show is full of the (un)usual surprises, and a field trip to the museum makes history with Granny in tow. Life for Pandora is never boring!

My Review: Pandora is a young girl with a Granny who just happens to be a witch. This book contains three different stories involving Pandora, her friends, and her Granny. The title of the book coming from the first story. It seems everyone knows that Granny is a witch and it doesn’t seem to bother anyone. Things don’t always turn out the way Granny hopes, but she is able to undo her mistakes with no major problems.

The first story is about Pandora and Granny visiting a farm that has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, at least that is what everyone thinks. When they get there, they find Farmer Grumpypants has not been truthful. No fear, Granny uses a little bit of magic to create a real Winter Wonderland with a lot of fun and adventure for Pandora and her friends. In the second story Granny and Pandora have entered Cobweb, the cat, in a pet contest. When one of the pets gets caught in a cage, Granny uses magic to free him. Of course it doesn’t go quite right and the pet’s talents get all mixed up. Have no fear, everything gets sorted out. These pets have some very unusual talents. The final story is about a fieldtrip to the local Museum of History. Of course Granny goes along as a chaperone. She makes the term “Living History” take on a whole new meaning.

This is a good book for early readers with cute black and white illustrations. There are several in the series that are all well written with similar themes of magic gone wrong, then corrected. I would recommend this book to late primary and early junior classrooms for their libraries, as well as elementary and school libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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