Trouble | Book Review

Trouble is a great children’s book that shows us that you can’t judge someone based on what you think you know about them. Everyone is different and deserves the opportunity to show you who they are. A must read.” – Momma Braga


Here comes TROUBLE…Squirrel leads a quiet life. She gardens, drinks tea, and loves her pet mouse, Chamomile. But then a new neighbor moves in and Squirrel isn’t sure she likes the look of him.

He wears strange clothes. He does strange things. And she’s certain he is TROUBLE. Then something horrible happens: Chamomile disappears! Squirrel is convinced it’s TROUBLE’S doing. But who is really to blame? And just how much trouble can one teapot-wielding squirrel cause?


Trouble is thoughtful and creative as it explores differences and prejudice in a way a child can understand. It truly helps open up conversation with your child about this topic and how we can be kinder to one another.

Celebrating differences and seeing everyone for their unique self is what we shall all strive for. We truly loved this story from beginning to end. Trouble has been read multiple times since it arrived and Nikki has really grasped the concept of not judging people without getting to know them first.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview we give it 10 bears out of 5! An inspiring and engaging story for children. The illustrations are vibrant and really bring the story to life. We highly recommend to give this book a read as everyone will enjoy it. It is also a great conversation starter on the topic of prejudice for children and we enjoyed opening up about it with Nikki.

Recommended for children ages three to seven. If you would like to purchase this great children’s book, click here.

About the Author

Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of eleven picture books, including Squish Rabbit, a CBC Children’s Choice Book. She wrote Trouble after moving from Australia to Canada and discovering she was terrified of bears. But the heart of this story is shaped by her belief that everyone deserves to be seen and celebrated for who the are (even bears). Katherine lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her poet, their daughter, and a mischievous puppy.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own and we do not make commission off of book sales.

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