Perfect Pairing – Sudses Up

With adults everywhere reminding children (and themselves) to wash hands, not touch faces, and stay clean, I thought these humorous books about bathing may add some fun to the situation.

The Bath of Least Resistance

Author: Gregory E. Bray

Illustrator: Steve Page

Publisher/Date: McLaren-Cochrane Publishing/2017

Ages: 5-8

Themes: pets, bath time, humor, ingenuity

Short Synopsis (from Goodreads):

A paint covered puppy.
A brothers unsuccessful attempts to get him clean.
What will it take to get Bogie into the bath?
Or is he destined to remain a colorful pooch forever?

Read a review at Picture Books Help Kids Soar.

 

When Your Lion Needs a Bath

Author: Susanna Leonard Hill

Illustrator: Daniel Wiseman

Publisher/Date: Little Simon, a division of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division/2017

Ages: 2-4

Themes: pets, bath time, humor

Short Synopsis (from Goodreads):

When your lion needs a bath, you have to be pretty sneaky! This charming and hilarious board book highlights the many ways to get your lion into that tub!

Does your lion need a bath? When your lion needs a bath, you must be a little sneaky. After all, have you ever met a cat who likes water? So gather up your towels and rubber ducks and get that lion into the tub! But be careful…or you just might end up in the bath, too!

Read a review at Little Red Story Shed.

I paired these books because they add humor to what often seems like a never-ending, messy job, especially as the weather warms and the little ones spend more time playing outdoors. And I think everyone needs some humor in their lives now. Don’t you agree?

 

Looking for similar reads? See When Your Llama Needs a Haircut (Susanna Leonard Hill, Daniel Wiseman/2018)

 

 

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