Time for a Bath

Time for a Bath

by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

It’s time for a bath! Find out which animals soak, lick, bake, or spray their dirt away.

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It’s time for a bath! Find out which animals soak, lick, bake, or spray their dirt away.

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"These will be an effective way to introduce animal habits and to link them to human behavior, and they may elicit audience interest in further discussion and exploration." —Bulletin
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Jenkins and Page use a smaller format than usual here for their exploration of how sixteen creatures keep themselves clean. A few informative sentences, sometimes with humorous notes, accompany the illustrations of this cleansing, on single or double pages. Included are tigers, the rhinoceros, the emu, the vulture, ants, the pangolin, snow monkeys, the elephant, the jerboa, the jackrabbit, the gecko, the hummingbird, the roseate spoonbill, the scarlet cleaner shrimp, the tomato grouper, and white-tailed deer. Cleaning methods range from using mud and dust to licking with a tongue. The cut paper images, remarkably naturalistic, are sometimes of complete creatures like the jackrabbit and sometimes of only a part, like the gecko's head and licking tongue. Occasionally a bit of context like a pool of water for the spoonbill adds attractive color; but mainly only the animal is represented. The two white-tailed deer seem to be happy as they lick each other clean, while the elephant expects to sneeze as it blows dry dust over its body. Further details on each included creature are added at the end of the book. The couple also has similar books about eating and sleeping. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children’s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.

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