cover image Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble

Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble

Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Joe Berger. Candlewick/Nosy Crow, $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-85763-027-8

In a story about being true to oneself, a girl is less than thrilled that her grandmother is less than ordinary. For example, everywhere Granny goes, she brings an entourage of cats, frogs, and bats; she can make things disappear; and she rides a broom. In an attempt to make her grandmother more “normalish,” the girl gives her a makeover (involving a hair bun, a smart plaid suit, and a pink bunny), but Granny’s spirits sink. Berger creates a spunky, retro atmosphere of burbling cauldrons and swirling pinks in his matte art as the girl learns to appreciate her grandmother’s witchy eccentricities in this simple story. Ages 3–up. (July)