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)
Reviewed on: 07/30/2012
Release date: 09/01/2011
Paperback - 25 pages - 978-0-85763-028-5
Hardcover - 32 pages - 978-0-7636-5904-2
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