Cynthia DeFelice Casey in the Bath

ISBN 13: 9780374410490

Casey in the Bath

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9780374410490: Casey in the Bath

Casey's bathtub becomes another world!

Cynthia DeFelice's Casey in the Bath first appeared in Cricket magazine and is one of her most popular stories -- asked for again and again by children who know her as a professional storyteller. Now, for the first time, the story appears in picture book format with lively illustrations by Chris L. Demarest. Casey, a reluctant bather, finds himself with no soap except a bottle of green bath gel that his mother bought that morning from an odd salesman. Squirting out the gel, Casey discovers that it produces green bubbles that turn into green playmates. Casey has a blast with them! By the time he runs out of the gel, the salesman returns with purple toothpaste and the guarantee of even more fun in this lark about the joys of keeping clean -- and of using the imagination.

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Bath time is Casey's least favorite time of day. He'll do anything to get out of taking a bath... until the Ambrosial Products salesman comes to call. Casey's mom, desperate for help, buys a bottle of soap from the strange little man, and Casey retires glumly to the bathroom. But with the first squirts of green goo into the bath water, bubbles begin to form. When Casey pops them--"Urp lrp lrp brp"--comical green creatures appear. Bath time will never be the same! To his mother's perplexed delight, Casey begins spending a lot of time in the tub. He and the mischievous bubble people play hide and seek, build towers and ships, and boogie. When the bottle is empty, the salesman shows up again--but alas! He's out of green goo! However, he does have some purple toothpaste they may be interested in...

This silly, soapy romp will have reluctant tubbers begging for a bath. Cynthia DeFelice's excellent timing and perfect measure of understatement, along with Chris Demarest's goofy cartoonish pictures, capture the sudsy hilarity of this fantasy. Good, clean fun for all. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling children's novels and picture books, including One Potato, Two Potato and Old Granny and the Bean Thief. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. She lives in upstate New York.

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