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.
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.