My book this week is one the girls have loved since they were three. We recently re-read it and they delighted in remembering all the story and the beautiful pictures.
Big Red Bath
Julia Jarman & Adrian Reynolds, 2004 (Orchard Books)
Ben and Bella in the big red bath -
Splish! Splosh! Splash!
Bubbles in the bath.
Water on the floor.
But who's this scratching at the door?
Great things about this book:
- good cadence for reading aloud with rhyme and lots of splooshing and splashing
- the kids are twin siblings like mine; one of their second cousins is also called Ben
- fantastic pictures with the exaggeration of a kid's imagination: pretending the bath is huge, the water and bubbles fill the room, the bath flies down the stairs, out the house, in the sky, to outer space... and back home
- all the animal friends are explained in the pictures of the bathroom at the beginning and end of the book: puppy slippers, lion toothbrush cup, giraffe shampoo bottle, etc
Some of the pictures:
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