Stories Aloud
Publication date: 01 Sep 2011
ISBN: 9780857630285
Size: 290 x 290 mm
Length: 32 pages

Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble

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If your granny were a little bit, well, different from other grannies, would you want to change her . . . or would you end up deciding you love her just the way she is? In this rhyming text, a little girl – whose granny is (whisper it) a witch – gets fed up with dealing with the problems she creates, so she tries to reform her; but a reformed granny is bored and boring. Maybe it’s more fun to take the bats to the cinema or to cook up a big pot of gloopy soup with granny’s witchy friends after all!

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“Award-winning illustrator Joe Berger combines pen, brush-pen and digital images to create wonderfully crazy and whimsical characters for this magical story.”

“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.”

“Corderoy’s rhymes are zappy and amusing, and Berger’s drawings are charming”

“this witchy book is bound to create a magical stir!”

“This lively, gorgeously-illustrated book is a charming romp through witcherly fun. All about being yourself and loving others for the very same reason, our magical grandma may be a little different to most on the regular nanna scene, but she’s a whole lot of fun […] Kids will warm to the loving relationship between granddaughter and granny. Vibrant, retro-style pictures magically complement beautifully-rhythmic text, making this book duo one to watch.”

“The verve of this irrepressibly unique granny is wonderfully expressed by the rollicking verse and exuberant illustrations in this celebration of magical differentness.”

– Booktrust

“A perfect Hallowe’en present for Grandchildren”

– The Times

“A magical, stylish and funny story which celebrates individuality and advocates accepting other people’s differences, and is just perfect for Halloween”

“A bubbling cauldron of fun for all the family!”

“Catchy rhymes make the story flow and convey the message that different is good … the illustrations have a charmingly old-fashioned feel, which echo the sentiment of the book excellently”

“Visually it’s bright, jolly, and pleasingly old-school … an upbeat unalloyed treat”

“Nestled among the burping bats and mischievous frogs, a lesson on appreciating differences is charmingly presented. Let this tale work its magic throughout the year.”

– Kirkus

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