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Around the World in a Bathtub: Bathing All Over the Globe

Around the World in a Bathtub: Bathing All Over the Globe


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Explore bathing practices in different countries and cultures in this lively, colorful picture book.

From a hammam in Turkey to a maqii on the Alaskan tundra, this book shares the bath-time battle that happens every night around the world. "Yes, yes!" say the grown-ups, "No, no!" say the children, and the chase is on! Bath time may take many forms, but it's a ritual we all share.

"Bradford's picture book makes a splash with its lighthearted, global perspective on the ritual of bathing. "No, no!" squeal the children: "Yes, yes," insist the adults in English, Japanese, Hindi, and a sprinkling of other languages. . . .Parents and children will enjoy incorporating the linguistic variations into their own bath-time practices." —Booklist

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580895446
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 149,369
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Wade Bradford is a professor of English at Moorpark College and the author of Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? (Tricycle). Wade lives in Santa Clarita, California.

Micha Archer is the author and illustrator of Daniel Finds a Poem (Nancy Paulsen Books), as well as the illustrator of Lola’s Fandango and The Wise Fool (Barefoot Books). Micha lives in western Massachusetts.

Read an Excerpt

Somewhere right now,
water is filling up a bathtub,
steam is fogging up a mirror,
washcloths and rubber duckies are waiting . . .

. . . but a little boy is running through the house.
"Bath time," says the mama.
"No, no!" says the boy.
"Yes, yes," says the mama.

A chase begins . . . 

. . . and it ends with a splash.

This happens all over the world, but sometimes in different ways.

In Japan, grandmother scrubs granddaughter's cheeks and washes and rinses her hair before she gets into the bathtub. The family members, from oldest to youngest, take turns relaxing in a square tub called an ofuro.

Now it's grandaughter's turn.
Iya, iya!
Hai, hai!

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