Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Bathtub Party Day, December 5th

Bathtub Party Day

Everybody Party in the Tub! If you are having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit, perhaps you just need to have a party in the tub.

If you are not a bath person, or a party person, or a bath party person, then perhaps reading about a bathtub party will be enough. I recommend King Bidgood's in the Bathtub. It's a very quick read, (it's a children's book) and the illustrations are very well done. The story is told in verse, which always makes me happy, and the pictures are animated enough that prereaders can follow the story if they just pick up the book, which is a feature that I always look for in picture books. Also, the pictures add enough dimension to make the story interesting for adults during the multiple retellings when it becomes the favorite-three-year-old's favorite book.

"Help! Help! cried the page, when the sun came up.
King Bidgood's in the bathtub, and he won't get out!
Oh, who knows what to do?"
"I do!" cried the Knight when the sun came up.
"Get out! It's time to battle!"
"Come in!" cried the King, with a boom, boom, boom.
"Today, we battle in the tub!" (King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, by Audrey Wood and Don Wood)
So, there we are. Time for fun in the tub, literally or literaturally.

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