Bubble Trouble, by Margaret Mahy, has to be one of the best children’s books I’ve ever read. How could you not love a book with lines like this:
“Oh, what calculated catchwork! Baby bounced into the patchwork,
where his grizzles turned to giggles and to wriggles of delight!
And the people stared dumbfounded as he bobbled and rebounded,
till the baby boy was grounded and his mother held him tight.”
Thanks, Mom, for uncovering such a gem!