The Sea of Bath

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The Captain was asleep at his boat...when the tide came in...

A sleepy old seafarer navigates a mysterious sea!

Join him as he explores the curious sites on his voyage...

Ducks that squeak instead of quack...

A school of wind up ...

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The Captain was asleep at his boat...when the tide came in...

A sleepy old seafarer navigates a mysterious sea!

Join him as he explores the curious sites on his voyage...

Ducks that squeak instead of quack...

A school of wind up goldfish...

An eager whale hoping to play fetch...

And a odd vessel by the name of Soap!

Will the Captain ever learn what sea he sails in?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Waking from his nap, the venerable captain of the S.S. Rubb a Dubb muses on "this strange sea and its travelers." Why does the tide act so bizarrely? What is this thing called "soap" that seems to want an aquatic version of a drag race? And what are a blue bear and windup deep-sea diver doing riding the waves? As readers will quickly guess, the joke is on the captain--he's actually the master and commander of a toy tugboat in a bathtub that's populated with many, many toys, including ducks that "squeak instead of quack." First-time author Logan, who's worked as a story artist on Madagascar and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, offers more of an extended shaggy dog joke than a real story--adults of a certain age may even note a Twilight Zone quality to the premise. But his target audience should find the cheeky, slightly retro illustrations, which recall the work of Dan Yaccarino and Bob Staake, almost as good as a short animated feature. Ages 1–5. (Oct.)
Scholastic Parent & Child
"...celebrates life's little journeys and encourages kids to exercise their imaginations." - Scholastic Parent and Child Video Review
"Remember the old saying, "There's nothing new under the sun?" Well, that certainly doesn't apply to author-illustrator Bob Logan's newest picture book, The Sea of Bath. This book is fresh, new, and one of the cutest, cleverest, and most unique picture books I've read in awhile...

This book is super-brief, but the pictures of the wide-eyed captain trying to make sense of the curious objects floating along on the choppy sea will have you and your little one laughing out loud. Logan's illustrations are both simple and outstanding, and capture all the exciting possibilities an afternoon in the watery tub can offer, if one only uses one's imagination.

The Sea of Bath has all the elements of a classic picture book, right down to its "Can-we-read-it-again?" potential." -
— Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Kirkus Reviews
The book opens with a snoozing Captain blowing bubbles from his pipe. Then "the tide came in," and the action unfolds. Logan begins with a palette of grayish blues with red and black accents that calls to mind picture books of the past. But a parade of color follows as astonishing creatures bob by or swim in the depths. Young readers will delight in quickly placing these odd squeaking ducks, floating lions and fishing hippos into context as bath toys. And even though the calm Captain quietly observes all the stormy weather and battles from his boat, the S.S. Rubb A. Dubb, those familiar with a playful bath time will relate to the splashy action that concludes as "the sea gets lower...And lower...And lower...Until the sea is gone" down the drain. Quiet humor is present in the Captain's changing expressions, usually indicated with just the turn of his head and swivel of his eye, and such lines as, "Does this odd little book by the name of 'soap' wish to race?" Overall, though, the Captain's existential meditations, though visually amusing, are sadly slight on story. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402241857
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,363,050
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Logan lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife, son, and two retired pugs. Bob likes to draw his pictures on a computer and is not one to turn down key lime pie, pleasant conversation or a chance to play the Wii.
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The Captain was asleep in his boat... ...when the tide came in.

He has sailed this sea many times before. It is a curious sea, indeed!
It is a sea where ducks SQUEAK instead of QUACK...
...and deep-sea divers chase crocodiles...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2010

    My son loves this book!!!!!

    I have to admit I bought this book cause of the cute illustrations and my son's love of bath time. This book did not disappoint the first time i read this book to him it became an instant hit!!! I feel that Bob Logan could be the next Mo Williams or Melanie Watt (my son's two favorite authors). It's great story about bath time adventures and imagination. Thank you Bob Logan for this book!!!

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