Ever since my daughter started Kindergarten she loves to read, read, and read! In fact I think we signed her up for any and all reading programs we could find this summer. So when we were asked to review The Adventures of Katie Bubbles I thought maybe this would be an enjoyable book for Honey. I like to borrow and purchase books that I think will be challenging yet easy enough for her to read on her own with a little help here and there.
The Adventures of Katie Bubbles proved to be a little too challenging for her. It is a 62 page chapter book full of imagination and fun. Since she was having a little trouble with some of the bigger words I decided to go ahead and read it too her. This book is more the level, I’m going to guess, of 8 and above or maybe younger if the child has finished 1st grade. Honey is a pretty advanced reader and could read quite a lot of it, she just felt like she was asking me too much what some of the bigger words were and found it more enjoyable to listen. What is nice about the book is in the back there is a list of 55 “Words You May Not Know” which is a great way to introduce your child to new vocabulary words they will hear throughout the story.
I don’t want to give too much away about the actual story. Katie discovers one of her brothers inventions and finds herself floating over Boston in a huge bubble. Desperate to help his sister Giggles (Katie’s brother) throws her some supplies and goes out in search of help. The story is about Katie’s adventures over Boston and her caring nature as she stops to help a lonely woman with no shoes.
The book is definitely imaginative and can not be mistaken for reality with people in bubbles and floating shoes. This is what makes it fun. As an artist myself and someone who has always loved to draw as a child I LOVE the illustrations in the book which are done by the authors eight year old first cousin, once removed. This is her first illustrated book.
I love the details on the shower curtain and bathroom floor as well as the cute bunny slippers and of course the two sinks in the bathroom.
The author, Steven Hill attempted to write his first book at the age of seven. Katie Bubbles was born out of Steven’s attempt to find a book for one his sister’s three girls. Not finding anything appealing he decided to write his own. The Adventures of Katie Bubbles : The Boston Adventure is the first book in the Katie Bubbles series. It can be purchased at Amazon for 6.99 : Purchase Katie Bubbles or check out the site MyKatiesBubbles.com for a 20% discount.
Already available for purchase is The Adventure Katie Bubbles : The Adventure in Mexico
In Book 2, The Adventure in Mexico, Giggles Bubbles invents a “Location Re-Locator” and builds it in the tree house at the edge of his backyard. Katie Bubbles and her best friend, Sujatha Wong-Sanchez, accidentally turn the machine on and get relocated to Tulum, Mexico, where they find themselves wandering around the ancient ruins. While exploring the beautiful Walled City, they stumble upon a little girl who is sitting behind the Temple of the Diving God, crying her eyes out. Katie and Sujatha discover her issue, decide to help and so the adventure begins!
In addition to book 2, a third one is on the way! The Adventures of Katie Bubblies : The Adventure at Mount Rushmore. I love that each book contains a new invention from Giggles and how Katie uses it to take an Adventure.
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