The Magic of Bubbles

202-0219_IMGIt’s National Bubble Week and Discovery Center is in on the action with returning bubble celebrity Geoffrey Akins’ live performances and sudsy science fun. After the show, continue with good clean fun in our Bubble-Palooza Playground. Test your soapy skills with bubble art and activities for the whole family. Check it out here:

No, I am not on the Discovery Center payroll.  Just wanted to share a great Rockford tradition this weekend.  And I do love bubbles.

My daughter was one year old when I started raining a shower of bubbles on her head.  Giggles Galore.  By the time she turned two she was determined to make her own magic.   I’ll never forget the awe and wonder of the first time she blew a bubble by herself, and then immediately popped it.

In honor of National Bubble Week, I thought I’d list my favorite picture books about bubbles.  But none came to mind.  How could that be?  A quick Google search produced countless bubble popping apps or a cute Bubble Guppies mermaid cartoon I’d never heard of before.  And don’t get me started on how many variations there are on the bubble wand / gun toy.  A heaping, sudsy collection has been accumulating in my garage for years.

Further research did turn up two bubble picture books I haven’t read (yet).  Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahay features a cute baby floating away inside a bubble on the cover.  Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles by Andrew B. Mitchel doesn’t actually have a bubble on the cover art, but a rocket instead.  Consider me officially intrigued by that one.

Could it be, an actual hole in the picture book market?  Start your laptops, and get writing about bubbles!

About Jennifer Kay

Jennifer Kay is a KidLit author and Structural Engineer. She has a VCFA MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, is an SCBWI Rockford Network Rep, edits the SCBWI IL Prairie Wind, and belongs to Mystery Writers of America. Jennifer works as a writer, freelance editor, literary agency reader, and creative writing teacher.
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