Bubbles . . . Up!

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$19.99  $18.59
Katherine Tegen Books
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8.8 X 11.3 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Jacqueline Davies is the bestselling author of the Lemonade War series, which has inspired young readers across the world to raise money for charitable causes. She is also the award-winning author of the Sydney and Taylor series, illustrated by Deborah Hocking, and Bubbles . . . UP!, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, which was selected as an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice and was distinguished as a book of outstanding merit on Bank Street College's Best Books of the Year list. Visit her online at www.jacquelinedavies.net.

Sonia Sánchez is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books. She paints with both traditional and digital brushes, using layers of texture in her work to evoke emotion and movement. She lives with her husband, son, and a sleepyhead cat in a blue house near the Mediterranean Sea.


"A swimming pool and a young swimmer create watery magic together. Davies' lighthearted, lively poetry describes the singular joy of an afternoon at the neighborhood pool in this celebration of underwater swimming and splashing. Sánchez's illustrations capture the way sunlight ripples through water and convey the blissful freedom of weightlessness, diving to the bottom of an imaginary ocean world and rocketing to the top amid bubbles. The exuberant sense of being purely in the moment is delightful." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Davies' cascading lines of verse text read aloud beautifully, rewarding listeners with wordplay [and leave] space for Sánchez's effervescent illustrations to work their magic. The imaginative underwater scenes are particularly fine. This high-spirited picture book celebrates the joy in swimming. A mesmerizing book that conjures up a summer day." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Descriptive verse text with a scribble of clouds capture a bubble-filled watery world. It's easy for swimmers to dream and imagine the pool filled with saltwater depths of treasure. VERDICT A recommended first purchase for all libraries, this title will interest readers who love the world underwater, or those who recognize the freedom and confidence borne of immersive play." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Every turquoise-covered page evokes the sound of splashes, excited squeals, and squeaky inflatables familiar to frequent swimmers. An ebullient ode to a simple summertime joy that will surely encourage both novice and adventurous swimmers to make a splash of their own." -- Horn Book Magazine