Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 3 to 5
Kate is upset when grandma (Bubbie) gets a motorized scooter. Will Bubbie still be Bubbie in that scooter? Kate slowly warms to the scooter after she sees what a good friend it is to Bubbie. And shopping at Granville Island turns out to be so much fun! Her little brother Nate loves the scooter’s bells and whistles, and Kate makes new friends on their joyous outing.
About the authors
Bonnie Sherr Klein is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer. After suffering a catastrophic brainstem stroke in 1997, she published a bestselling memoir, Slow Dance: A Story of Love and Disability. Soon after, she co-founded KickstART Society for Disability Arts and Culture. Bonnie is a recipient of a Governor General’s Commemorative Medal, and was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. She lives in British Columbia with her husband Michael, and moves through the world on Gladys, her motorized scooter.
Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal is a highly acclaimed artist and illustrator and was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Children’s Book Illustration. She was three years old when she first saw her mother draw. Ever since that magic moment, she never stopped creating art. She lives with her husband in Montreal, where she helps intellectually challenged people of all ages draw and paint, loves chocolate almost as much as drawing, and, like Bubbie on her scooter, cycles around town on her bike.
- Short-listed, Forest of Reading - Blue Spruce Award
- Short-listed, BC and Yukon Book Prizes - Christine Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
“Delivers joy in the story of a vibrant grandmother who uses a motor scooter to get around, staying vital, productive, and always on the go; accompanied by beguiling art on every page, in rich color, with expressive faces, and touches of humor throughout.”
The Jewish Book Council, Jewish Librarians
“A lively scooter-ific story, beautifully enhanced by Eudes-Pascal’s rambunctious illustrations.”
The Globe and Mail
“Klein’s intelligent narrative storytelling is complemented by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal’s vibrant illustrations.”
“The illustrations by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal are wonderfully colourful and fun; full of energy and movement.”
The Jewish Independent
“Few authors of juvenile books have overcome such odds as Bonnie Sherr Klein. Her own struggle is reflected in Beep Beep Bubble, where she demonstrates that a grandma on a scooter can be as much fun as one walking. Montreal artist Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal’s attractive and humorous illustrations add to the picture book’s appeal.”
Winnipeg Free Press
“Eudes-Pascal’s colorful drawings and attention to background details brightly convey the bustling market and Bubbie’s cheery disposition.”
“Bonnie Sherr Klein brings her legacy of activism to a picture book about grandparenting.”
Quill & Quire
“Klein is a renowned documentary film maker . . . and advocate for the rights of the disabled . . . A lovely book, accompanied by playful and joyful illustrations by Montreal’s Elisabeth Eudes-Pascal. Highly recommended.”