Very Small Something, A
Olive Bezzlebee might live by the world's biggest bubble gum factory, but she can't blow a single bubble. Not one!
Setting out to solve the mystery of her missing bubbles, Olive travels to the edges of her imagination, where a very small something is waiting to happen. And a miraculous adventure awaits.
With lush illustrations by Alexander Griggs-Burr, David Hickey's tale of enchantement and belonging is sure to uplift aspiring bubble blowers of all ages.
For information, colouring sheets, or to listen to a full recording of A Very Small Something, visit www.averysmallsomething.com.
"I like this book mainly because it’s about gum, and gum is one of my favourite snacks ... My favourite kind of gum flavour is raspberry. I don’t know how to blow bubbles yet, but my sister can. She’s nine. In the back of the book, there is a guide to blowing bubbles (it’s pretty funny actually). There are 10 easy steps. I’m going to follow it – but hopefully I don’t get lifted up to the clouds!" - Myles, aged 7, Papertrails Family Book Blog
"This whimsical tale, told in lilting poetic form, harkens back to stories written a generation or more ago. The poetry itself is beautiful, trumped only by the fantastic tale it tells. The corresponding illustrations, brightly colored and quirkily drawn, enhance the story’s magical feel. For readers who’d like to expand on the story, the author offers a website that includes coloring sheets based on illustrations from the book, as well as a read-aloud version of the poem by John Leonard. A lovely story for both preschoolers and early elementary children—and parents looking for stories filled with wonder." - Parent Wise