The book shows the fun that can be had with language, and will be enjoyed by children over a wide age range. Polly Dunbar's illustrations support the text well, with clear characterisation and a wonderful array of facial expressions. Altogether this is a delight.
- English 4-11
A joy to read aloud and gorgeously illustrated by Dunbar - especially the oblivious baby.
This fabulous and ridiculous bouncing story told in a rollicking rhyme charts the adventures of a baby who gets wafted away in a bubble. Over the heads of all bibble - bobbles the baby in the bubble while everyone wonders, how will we ever get him down? A huge adventure which will engage all through its witty, laugh-out-loud text and gorgeous illustrations.
I can't remember the last time I so enjoyed reading anything out loud. Just try this sample: "But she bellowed, 'Gracious Greville!' and she grovelled on the gravel as the baby in the bubble bibble-bobbled overhead." Now imagine this deliciously ridiculous tongue workout going on for 32 thoroughly entertaining pages. Add in an ever-expanding and eccentric cast of characters given cosy, comfy and colourful shape by the tremendously talented Polly Dunbar. Then wrap it all round a beautifully silly chase story in which Mabel's baby brother is acciedently careted aloft by the errant bubble, with a resolution featuring a villanous chorister with a catapult and some nifty 'catchwork' with a patchwork quilt, and you'll have some idea why I found it so much fun.
- Armadillo Magazine
5 star ' frolicking, rollicking rhyming story ... Polly Dunbar captures the mood brilliantly.'
- Books for Keeps
A grand rhyming romp.
- School Librarian