Harry Takes a Bath


Level Two

When Harry Hippo takes a bath, he wants to get clean, but he also wants to play! Harry has lots of fun splish-splashing around! Then he cleans up the messy bathroom.

Harry Hippo takes a bath, plays in the water, and cleans up afterwards.

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Level Two

When Harry Hippo takes a bath, he wants to get clean, but he also wants to play! Harry has lots of fun splish-splashing around! Then he cleans up the messy bathroom.

Harry Hippo takes a bath, plays in the water, and cleans up afterwards.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 Just what beginning readers needed: another series of brightly illustrated, mundanely written little stories that claim to guarantee instillation of a love of reading. The four titles here turn ordinary situations into ordinary tales with stilted language and minimal plots. Harry Takes a Bath is a hippo who makes the most of his bath, from the snorkel gear he wears into the tub to the soap pictures he sprays all over the walls. The text``Clean hippo. All Clean. Messy bathroom. All messy!''drags down a story that could have been told soley through the flat, colorful, hippo-scale drawings. The action on Jason's Bus Ride starts when the bus stops. A dog who won't budge from the middle of the road finally ambles off after our hero has patted his head, and the bus can be on its way``Hooray! Hooray! They all drove away!'' The bright, new-wavey black line cartoons are the best thing about this boring bust of a bus ride. Mike and Tony are buddies who have a fight during a sleep-over. The situation is real enough but given such a lackluster telling and cartoony un real figures that it loses most of its potential. The full-color illustrations for A New House for Mole and Mouse are cleverly detailed and provide a humorous counterpoint to the text's descriptions, but they can't rescue a ho-hum story. The series on the whole, printed on heavy stock, is visually attractive and uses standard beginning-to-read devicesword repetition, picture clues. What it doesn't have are stories and characters that engage the brain, the funny bone, and the heart. Nancy Palmer, The Little School, Bellevue, Wash.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140365375
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 680,610
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 10L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Ziefert
Harriet Ziefert has been making magic with words for many years. She is the author of over 200 books for young readers. A mother of two and grandmother of five, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

Liz Murphy was born and raised in England and attended the Kingston Art College, where she majored in graphic design. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in Montclair, New Jersey. Liz has illustrated four other picture books for Blue Apple.

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