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King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
     

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

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by Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator)
 

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In this delightful story, the king refuses to leave his bathtub and rule the kingdom. “Beauty aside, this also has a panache and sly wit that will please children and their parents, who will be called on to peruse the book again and again.”--Booklist

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In this delightful story, the king refuses to leave his bathtub and rule the kingdom. “Beauty aside, this also has a panache and sly wit that will please children and their parents, who will be called on to peruse the book again and again.”--Booklist

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A Caldecott Honor Book

An ALA Notable Children’s Book

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

“Beauty aside, this also has a panache and sly wit that will please children and their parents, who will be called on to peruse the book again and again.”—Booklist

 
"[A] humorously original tale. . . . A voluptuous book."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152427306
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
52,463
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
AD310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
A Caldecott Honor Book

An ALA Notable Children’s Book

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

“Beauty aside, this also has a panache and sly wit that will please children and their parents, who will be called on to peruse the book again and again.”—Booklist   "[A] humorously original tale. . . . A voluptuous book."—School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Audrey Wood is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling classic The Napping House, its companion The Full Moon at the Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the BathtubHeckedy Peg, Piggies, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.
 
 

Don Wood is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling classic The Napping House, its companion The Full Moon at the Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the BathtubHeckedy Peg, Piggies, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were written by his wife, Audrey Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.

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King Bidgood's In The Bathtub 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Audrey Wood's King Bidgood's in the Bathtub abruptly put a smile on my face with its miscellany of imaginative tub-time activities. An assortment of problem-solving individuals offers fruitless assistance to King Bidgood's refusal to get out of the tub. This story would delight anyone with a taste for buoyant illustrations and exaggerated portrayals of everyday life events.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THIS BOOK!!! When my son was little (in the 80's), it was his favorite book!!!! Now HIS son is loving it just as much! Illustrations are beautiful & there is so much going on in each picture, the book can be a different experience each time you read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am looking for all of the Wood's books for my Grandchildren. I read them to my children and want the next generation to enjoy the wonderful stories and beautiful illustrations. This book and The Napping House are their best.
BBard More than 1 year ago
A King who refuses to get out of the bathtub is a great story. children will like this story.
C71286 More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a kid. It suddenly came to my mind this week and I decided to go by it for my niece, 7, and nephew, 5. They loved it! And I still love it. Beautiful pictures, easy to read, hilarious story, AND the kids will want to read it again. So worth it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both my 5 year old and 3 year old love this story. The king just won't get out of the tub - everyone tries! We use different voices for the characters - it is so much fun! Every once in awhile a book comes along that you just will treasure forever....this is it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i read thiis book bak in elementary skool cuz we had 2 get a book from the library to read.. ii absoulutly luved it and i still do i recomend this book 2 any1 u will surely enjoy it. i am currently a college student and still find it funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
'King Bidgood's in the Bathtub' by Audrey and Don Wood is a really cute book. I coudln't put it down, I wanted to know how they were going to get the King out of the bathtub. Audrey made a simple task of getting out of the bathtub into something funny and exciting. The book wouldn't be what it is though without its amazing illustrations done by Don. After reading the storyline on the page you take a good 5 mintues to try to take in all the detail on the pages. These two people are very talented and have many awards including a 1986 Caldecott Medal for 'King Bidgood's in the Bathtub.' This is a book that would be great to have in the classroom for fun and when reading it outloud asking the students what they think. It would be a great discussion book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Help! Help! King Bidgood's in the bathtub and he won't get out! Oh, who knows what to do?' Would you know what to do? The king is in the bathtub and no one seems to be able to get them out. How on earth do you get a king out of the bathtub? The knight thinks he knows by telling the king that its time to battle but the king responds, 'Come in. Today we battle in the tub!' No one knows what to do...or does some ones? Read and you will find out. King Bidgeood's in the bathtub is a wonderful fun story. The illustrations are timeless and remind me of old english pictures. The illustrations throughout this book give great detail. If you read this book you must take the time to look at all of the pictures closely to see how much thought and detail goes into each drawing. A wonderful book to read to 5-8 year olds, or even older. This book is sure to brighten your day. Wood, Audrey. KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB. San Diego, 1985.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My boys have both loved this book since it was introduced to them at the age of 3, and still love it at 6 and 9.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up with this book and the story is cute and engrossing. The illustrations are fabulous and always fascinated and captivated me as a child. I give this the highest ranking based upon its many positive qualities....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I took this book out of the library for my three year old because of the amazing artwork and was pleasantly suprised by how great the story is. A rare find!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't think there is anything anyone could ever say to me to make me change my mind about this book. I have loved this book ever since I first read it as a child. Everyone I know who has read it has enjoyed it also. This book is hysterically funny, and even adults will find themselves laughing at the silliness of the king as well as the silly illustrations to accompany the story. Although I am not sure how Audrey Wood came up with the idea for this one, I am sure glad that she did. This book was a very important part of my childhood, and has been handed down to all of my siblings as well. 'King Bidgood's in the Bathtub' is a wonderful way to brighten any child's day. It will more than likely brighten the day of any adult also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for kids with an enjoyable non-violent story adn beautiful illustrations! Fun to read to them to keep them in the bath tub too! A rare find with 5 star rating!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my 7 year old's favorites. I think the art work is especially nice.