Bubbles…Up! By Jacqueline Davies, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

Bubbles . . . Up!: Davies, Jacqueline, Sánchez, Sonia: 9780062836618:  Amazon.com: Books
Bubbles . . . Up!: Davies, Jacqueline, Sánchez, Sonia: 9780062836618:  Amazon.com: Books

Summary:  A girl shares her day at the pool with poetic second-person narration: “Your friends circle up/Dunk and splash/Bump and crash/Laugh and laugh/Duck–and up!”  Her mom and younger brother are peripheral characters as she imagines a magical undersea world.  A brief thunderstorm clears the pool, but after it passes, the girl is off again.  There’s no end to the fun in sight, as the last page shows everyone floating on a giant inflatable ring.  32 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  An energetic summer slice-of-life, with both the text and illustrations celebrating the fun of a day at the pool.

Cons:  My fingers and toes feel pruney.

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