The Adventures of Mister Bubble

Mister Bubble and the Greedy Triplets

Children - Fable
62 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2015
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Author Biography

Luke Mathius Harlow was born in Great Grimsby, originally a large fishing port. He has been writing short stories since he was very young. He loves stories with unexpected twists which keeps the reader turning pages. As a writer, he particularly likes tales that have only one purpose... to make you smile.

Luke has written both fiction and non-fiction books in the past, but is now focusing on writing for young children.
His début picture book story for children is based on a character called Mister Bubble. Mister Bubble is a series of fun books for children between the ages of 4 – 8 years old.

"Because you squeezed my bottle and set me free, I will grant you three wishes," Mister Bubble told the children.
"Any three wishes you want. But beware; if the wishes are not kind and good, the wish you make is likely to go wrong!"

The Mister Bubble series aims at being both entertaining and instructional to young minds.

Luke has a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Lincoln, England, UK.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite

The Adventures of Mister Bubble: Mister Bubble and the Three Greedy Triplets, written by Luke Mathius Harlow and illustrated by Jasmine Todd, is a delightfully animated tale of the thoughtlessness of greed. In this story the village is full of happy children who share. They share their sweets. They share their toys. They share their games and they even share their hats and scarves when others around them are cold. These children exemplify the morals that every parent wishes to foster in their own children.

Unfortunately, as in the reality of life, there is a set of very, very greedy triplets who do not share; not even with themselves. Upon discovering Mr. Bubble and his gift of granting non-greedy wishes, the greedy triplets embark on a thorough sibling rivalry to obtain these wishes. Of course, the first two wishes are full of greed and the result backfires. Will the greedy triplets finally realize their mistake and will they ask for the final wish to be granted in a manner that benefits all the children of the village?

I really enjoyed The Adventures of Mr. Bubble. The story is a refreshing re-telling of the popular theme of greed that I believe will attract even the pickiest of young readers. The illustrations are engagingly simplistic, but convincingly realistic in that very simplicity. I would even enjoy the drawings as actual wall art for a child’s bedroom or lower grade classroom. I like the metaphor of the protagonist (Mr. Bubble) being associated with being clean. Nicely done.