Age Group: 3-6
The tub bubbles over with fairy tales as a little girl gets ready for bed with her favourite toys. This tender story is exquisitely illustrated by Elizabeth Shefrin’s collages and is sure to become a nightly bedtime ritual.
“Hughes weaves the familiar language of fairy tales with parents’ care in a serene, comfortable poem in which repetition stresses affection. Shefrin’s collage illustrations are made of textured paper with clean, cut edges — the clean edges underscoring the controlled cleanliness of bathtime. Figures are slightly distorted and perspectives tend to be flat, so a child-like simplicity suffuses both art and text.” – Toronto Star
“The story flows well and the repetition makes the book ideal for preschoolers. The illustrators are lively and playful…” – School Library Journal
“This picture book is told in simple, elegant verse and illustrated with paper-cut collage artwork. … The story flows well and the repetition makes the book ideal for preschoolers. The illustrations are lively and playful as well … Nothing is exact or consistent, giving the art a naïve, folk-art look and feel. … Many children will relate to these bath rituals and want to share their thoughts while reading.” – Orland Park Public Library, IL