Tub-Boo-Boo

Tub-Boo-Boo

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by Margie Palatini, Glin Dibley
     
 

"Oops."

"What oops?" said Mother.

"Big oops," said Henry. "I think I made a boo-boo...a TUB-boo-boo."

"A tub-what-who?"

"A tub-boo-boo. I just wanted to stop one drippy drop. Slow the flow with my little big toe. And now — I'm stuck! I'm stuck in the tub and can't get out."


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Overview

"Oops."

"What oops?" said Mother.

"Big oops," said Henry. "I think I made a boo-boo...a TUB-boo-boo."

"A tub-what-who?"

"A tub-boo-boo. I just wanted to stop one drippy drop. Slow the flow with my little big toe. And now — I'm stuck! I'm stuck in the tub and can't get out."


Big Ooops!
While taking a bath, Henry tries to stop a drip of a drop with his little big toe. Now he's stuck in the tub and can't get out. And everyone who comes to help him makes a tub-boo-boo, too.

Can they be rescued before they turn all pruney — and make the Evening News?

Margie Palatini's hilarious text and Glin Dibley's giddy art create a zany, zesty bathtime romp.

About the Author:
Margie Palatini is the author of many books for children, including Bedhead, illustrated by Jack E. Davis; The Web Files, illustrated by Richard Egielski; Mooseltoe, illustrated by Henry Cole; and Good As Goldie and Goldie Is Mad, which she illustrated herself. She lives with her family in New Jersey, where she loves to take bubble baths with lots of bubbles.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A kid plugs a spigot with his toe and starts a bathtub hubbub in this blathery, lathery book. "I just wanted to stop one drippy drop. Slow the flow with my little big toe. And now I'm stuck!" Henry says, wiggling around in a froth of bubbles. His mother tries to help but wedges her fingers in the tap, and his father gets his tie tangled up, too. A policeman and a plumber (with his posterior over-exposed) join the fray and shout the refrain, " 'It's a tub-boo-boo!' 'A tub-what-who?' 'A tub-boo-boo!' " Henry's big sister, who supplies the blustery narration, finally saves the day by applying ice cream to the affected areas: "Shlurp! Out slid Dad's tie. Thwamp! Out came Mother's fingers." Palatini (The Web Files) propels the story to a fever pitch with nonstop wordplay and punchy dialogue. Debut illustrator Dibley, whose acrylics recall somewhat David Shannon's work, overinflates the characters' faces, which bulge like balloons with shiny weak spots. Henry has watery eyes, strange three-fingered hands and a pale, worried face with a bruised green-and-purple cast. The queasy, distorted images lend urgency to this outrageous account of a toe jam. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A plucky young narrator describes what happens when her little brother gets his big toe stuck in the bathtub spout. His mom's finger gets stuck when she tries to get it out, and then Dad has the same dilemma. Luckily, he has his cell phone, and a plumber is called, but it's Lucy who applies her smarts and resolves the situation with a surprisingly simple solution. She tells the tale in rhythmic language punctuated by sounds that enhance the action. This story not only makes for an excellent read-aloud, but is a fine choice for telling, too. The exuberant artwork is purposely garish and always lively, enhancing the absurdity of the plot. Perspective changes not only from page to page but within the same picture. Mouths and eyes become enormous while shoulders and limbs become pencil thin. The text stands alone on white backgrounds, and the large-scale illustrations occupy the entire opposite page with occasional oozing over to the text page. This is a very funny book to share with children.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Uh-oh, young Henry Hathaway stuck his big toe into the tub's faucet, and now it won't come out. Mother splashes in to the rescue, and so does Dad, only to become prisoners themselves. Where will it end? Not there, as fans of Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995), Bedhead (2000), and other sidesplitting romps can well predict. In his picture-book debut, Dibley fills sudsy scenes with funhouse mirror figures sporting huge heads atop pipestem bodies, and rubbery faces reminiscent of those in David Shannon's art (A Bad Case of Stripes, 1998, etc.). Eventually, a plumber disconnects the spout, and a scoop of chocolate chunky chip ice cream dropped into the open end by Henry's know-it-all big sister Lucy provides the needed lubricant to free everyone. Propelled by alliteration and sound effects, this rapid-fire ruckus will have readers rolling on the floor; it's the best bathroom brouhaha since Tedd Arnold's No More Water in the Tub! (1995). (Picture book. 5-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689823947
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.56(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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