Bubblegum Princess by Julie Gribble

bubblegumBubblegum Princess

by Julie Gribble

Illustrated by Lori Hanson

32 pages – ages 6+

Published by NY Media Works – 2013

Young lady Katy loves bubblegum (well, not just bubblegum, she loves blowing bubbles with the bubblegum). She banks boxes of beautiful bubblegum in her bedroom. Her parents aren’t as impressed with her habit. In fact, they banish her bubble blowing because of the ball they were invited to. Unbeknownst to Katy there was a backup bubble blower at the ball. When a bubble bursts and bespatters the Queen, Katy gets the blame. Will this kingdom ever believe the benefits of bubble blowing?

This is a pretty fun book to read. It has a lot of good writing, alliteration and puns aplenty! One of my favorite puns was when the queen banishes Katy from the kingdom for blowing a humongous bubble, her parents remark, outside of the castle – “Clearly the Queen is blowing the situation out of proportion.” My favorite alliteration is when Katy gets the invitation to the castle – “…court couriers carried a coveted communiqué…” It makes the story more fun to read. Some of the words will be hard for a little kid to read, but this book is an awesome read aloud! In fact when my mom was reading the book to Josie she did her best “Queen voice” which was kind of funny. 🙂 I think I think the illustrations match the book magnificently. They are bright and detailed. Also, I think it is very cool that the author says The Bubblegum Princess was inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Five out of five bookworms for Bubblegum Princess! fivebooks

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Categories: Age 6-9

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15 replies

  1. Woohoo for Ms. Gribble and the Bubblegum Princess! (and for your mom doing her best “Queen” voice while reading it aloud!)

  2. I can’t eat bubblegum. I remember trying to eat it from underneath tables when I was a pup. And I can sometimes find some in the grass at school. But the Mom Person gets very upset about gum stuff. I don’t know why. I seems to be pretty fun stuff! And this book sounds pretty fun. I like the alliteration in your review! I’ll have to look for this one.

  3. Sounds like a fun story for girls. So what’s the count now?

  4. I do love gum- and this book sounds very fun! I love that there are so many examples of alliteration and the puns sound great. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Love the bold pictures!

  5. Puns aplenty, huh? Then add it to my list!

  6. Speaking of bubble gum, did you know that bubble/chewing-gums are NOT allowed in Singapore? You’d be fined if you bring those in. You can’t buy those anywhere here, at the risk of being severely fined. 🙂

    • Hey! Strangely enough, my librarian just was talking about that! She was talking about laws and people relationships in different countries and she brought up that bubblegum is not allowed in Singapore! (I can’t blow bubbles anyway) 😉

  7. A belated Thank You for this wonderful review, Eric. 🙂 It warmed the hearts of everyone here at NY Media Works!


  1. A post in anticipation of Julie Gribble’s blog series
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