This clever tale overflows with whimsical bathtime scenarios, going way beyond the usual rubber duckies and bubbles to show young children that bathtime is a great time to let their imaginations run wild. When Two Take a Bath takes what is often a stressful time for young children and their parents and turns it into a fun-filled event visited by a cast of made-up and real creatures and common inanimate objects. The author weaves together two story lines as freckle-faced Riley and her mother prepare for their nightly bath together. Playful illustrations of octopuses, cats, ghosts, monsters, and even potatoes and trains that Riley and her mother have dreamed up allow them to discover what the they do when taking a bath, for instance, octopuses bring all of their toys into the tub, potatoes wear swimming rings and bathing caps, and cats, well, cats opt to lie on the beach. In When Two Take a Bath, the interplay between something real and something pretend introduces usual bathtime activities in a way that helps childrenand their parentsbegin to approach bathtime with anticipation rather than dread.
Used availability for Tor Age Bringsvaerd's When Two Take a Bath
October 2009 : USA Hardback