Tub People

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During an unseen child's bath time, the seven members of a wooden toy family ride on the floating soap and compete in swimming races. But after the near loss of the Tub Child down the drain, they are all reunited on a warm bed, where they mountain climb on the ridges formed by soft quilts.

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Overview

During an unseen child's bath time, the seven members of a wooden toy family ride on the floating soap and compete in swimming races. But after the near loss of the Tub Child down the drain, they are all reunited on a warm bed, where they mountain climb on the ridges formed by soft quilts.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
The Treaty Oak tree has stood in Austin, Texas, for nearly 500 years, spreading its canopy over one quarter of an acre. This is a moving story, told in the voice of the tree, of the passage of the years. Beginning as an acorn, the tree was used as a scratching post for a buffalo calf and a meeting place for the Native Americans, witnessing the arrival of the Spanish, movement west of Americans, and the independence of Texas from Mexico. With each passing, the tree reiterates "And I grew." In 1989, the tree is poisoned, and the community rallies to save it. The full-page watercolor illustrations capture the growth and demise of the tree, along with the many animals and peoples who sought its shelter for so many years. This would be a good read-aloud for any age.
Children's Literature - Judith Gravitz
What a concept. What if all those bathtub toys were alive? These toys who appear to stare emotionless into the porcelain landscape are in fact alive and "Sometimes (they would ) even wink at each other, but it hardly showed." What would transpire if one of their own were lost, discarded, or disappeared down the drain? Pam Conrad's whimsical tale explores the calamity faced when a Tub Child disappears. All characters-seemingly inanimate and animate are swept into the tide of this somewhat draining experience. A marvelous tale certain to entice any child to explore the bathtub and all its possibilities.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
An oak tree is witness to many historic events and tells its story in The Tree That Would Not Die. For almost 500 years that tree was a symbol of its past for the people of Austin, Texas. In 1989 someone poisoned one part of the tree, and the city was certain it had lost the "Treaty Oak" but people were determined to save it. They wrote letters, sang, danced, prayed, and left presents so the tree would live. Now its acorns have been planted and cuttings have begun to put down their own roots. This is a touching story of the way people band together to save something with great meaning for them. The paintings bring the historic moments to center stage.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2This popular story by Pam Conrad (Harper, 1989) is performed here by Coleen Salley. A family of seven small wooden dolls stand by the bathtub. One evening the Tub Child disappears down the drain and the surviving dolls are devastated. When a plumber arrives to remedy a slow drain, the Tub People wait silently. They watch the Tub Child as he is removed from the drain and taken away by the plumber. Finally, all the Tub People are carried to a large bed and reunited with the child. Deceptively simple, the tale creates tension in young listeners. Salley's warm tone and "country manner" are quite soothing and rather unconventional. Accompanying sound effects are unobtrusive. A discussion of Conrad's motivation and inspiration for the story follows the reading and enhances the presentation, making it a fine addition to read-along collections.-Fritz Mitnick, Shaler North Hills Library, Glenshaw, PA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064433068
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1ST HARPER
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 207,598
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam Conrad wrote many award-winning books for children, including the immensely popular The Tub People and The Tub Grandfather, both illustrated by Richard Egielski. She is also the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Prairie Songs, a 1986 ALA Best Children's Book of the Year and a 1985 ALA Golden Kite Honor Book, and Stonewords, winner of the 1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

Richard Egielski is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Hey, Al and many other books for children, including the Tub People series by Pam Conrad. He is also the author and illustrator of Buz and Jazper, both New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Three Magic Balls, and The Gingerbread Boy. Mr. Egielski lives in Milford, New Jersey, with his wife and son.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    we first saw this book at our local library, my son loved it so

    we first saw this book at our local library, my son loved it so much he put it under his mattress to read every night before going to bed. I though we took it back but when we go the notice of it being over due he fessed up that he didn't want to give it back. At the time i couldn't find it, now that he is 26 I'm going to buy it for him to give to his own children.

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

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    Love the Tub People

    This is my daughter's absolute favorite book. I don't even know how many times we've read it together. It is great and definitely a classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2004

    Favorite Story

    One of my favorite children's stories. Pam Conrad has a wonderful imagination and tells a very charming tale from an unusual point of view. Egielski accompanies with his trademark beautiful artwork. Hard to find out-of-print book, but easily worth the search.

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