Bubbles, Bubbles

Bubbles, Bubbles

by Kathi Appelt, Fumi Kosaka
     
 

Bubbles, Bubbles

Your 2-year-old approaches daily experiences, such as bath time, with playful exuberance.

Tips for reading and sharing:

  • Memorize the story and recite it to your toddler while he or she is taking a bath
  • Help your child build things out of bubbles
  • Blow bubbles while your child is bathing to enhance the fun of the

Overview

Bubbles, Bubbles

Your 2-year-old approaches daily experiences, such as bath time, with playful exuberance.

Tips for reading and sharing:

  • Memorize the story and recite it to your toddler while he or she is taking a bath
  • Help your child build things out of bubbles
  • Blow bubbles while your child is bathing to enhance the fun of the experience

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A cute little girl smiles from the cover of this book and she is definitely a little dirty. She is very eager to hop into a bubble bath with her yellow ducky and green froggie. There are bubbles everywhere and she dutifully scrubs tummy, knees and elbows and like most kids, has fun with the bubbles. Then it's into a warm dry towel and flannel jimmies for this little one. While it is cute, one might wonder how all that soap gets off her skin and out of her hair and why one so young doesn't have a caregiver nearby. That aside, it won't matter that much to the intended audience who will just see it as bath time fun. It might have been just a tad more fun if the final pictures were not as textured as the opening ones to show that everything really was squeaky clean. Part of the "Harper Growing Tree" series, which includes tips for reading and sharing stories and a web site with additional information. 2001, HarperFestival, $9.95. Ages 2 to 3. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-In this exuberant book, an appealing, dirty-faced, grime-covered toddler has a bath and a shampoo. The rhymed text ("Bubbles, bubbles in the tubbles,/splishy, splashy, splooshy scrubbles") makes good use of sounds that describe the process of getting clean. Simple, realistic pictures with cheerful gold backgrounds reflect the child's actions as she bathes with her green toy frog and yellow duck. Finally, she is ready for bed in her flannel pajamas. Very young children will enjoy this familiar bedtime romp.-Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A dip in the tub is cause for celebration in this effervescent addition to the Harper Growing Tree series. With the companionship of a toy duck and frog, a gleefully dirty tot frolics about in the bath. Amid the froth of bubbles and fun, the child emerges squeaky-clean and, after a brisk towel dry, is ready to be trundled off to bed for a good night's sleep. Appelt's (Rain Dance, p. 654, etc.) cheery rhymes capture all the magic of tub time for toddlers: wacky shampoo hairdos, oodles of bubbles, and more. Playful verses deftly express the universal delight all children have in splashing about. An abundance of nonsense words combined with the exuberant rhymes make for rib-tickling read-aloud sessions. "Bubbles, bubbles in the tubbles, / splish, splash, splooshy scrubbles. / Glimmer, glitter through the air. / Bubbles, bubbles everywhere." Kosaka's (Let's Count the Raindrops, p. 662, etc.) illustrations are ideal for young readers; the simple layout of the full-bleed spreads feature large-scale pictures of the tot merrily washing up. The subtle humor of the illustrations, conveyed through the animated expressions of the child's toys, mirrors the jaunty tenor of the verses. Jolly fun for little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694014583
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Growing Tree Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Kathi Appelt is the award-winning author of many children's books, including Bat Jamboree, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and Incredible Me!, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Ms. Appelt teaches creative writing to both children and adults and lives in College Station, Texas.

Fumi Kosaka is the illustrator of many picture books, including Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin and If You'll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant. She lives with her husband in New York City.

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