It's bathtime for Stan and Stella, but too many friends want to join them in the big, red bathtub.
Stan and Stella are having lots of fun in the big, red bathtub. And soon all of the animals want to join them. First Dog, then Lion, and soon Kangaroo wants to come in, too. But when Hippopotamus tries to fit, the bathtime adventure begins.
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PreSchool-Grade 1–Although this book is similar in concept to Tedd Arnold's No More Water in the Tub! (Dial, 1995), the dilemma here is not too much water but too many animals wanting to join Stella and Stan's bath. In rhyming couplets, the author relates how various creatures–including a dog, giraffe, and turtle–jump into the tub, creating nonstop bubbles and splatters until a hippo wants to get in on the fun. A slippery floor causes him to collide with the tub, sending it out of the house and around the world twice. Fortunately, a flock of flamingos brings it home again–just in time for the children to tell Mom all about their adventures. The bright cartoon illustrations add action and drama to the story as the water, suds, and animals burst out of the spreads. Readers will enjoy looking at the first and last pages to see what all of the animals actually are (penguin is a slipper, lion is a toothbrush holder, etc.). Occasionally the rhythm of the text is a beat or two off, but the tale will please youngsters who enjoy spending time in the tub.–Julie Roach, Malden Public Library, MA
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PreS-K. This inviting picture book celebrates bath time with an over-the-top adventure in a huge red bathtub. With Dad supervising, little Stan and Stella are enjoying an energetic bubble bath, with splashing galore, when Dog dives into the tub. Lion and Duck soon join them in water play, but the situation is still relatively in control until a new crew of friendly beasts sends the tub hurtling down the stairs, out the door, and into orbit. Observant children will pick up clues about the action as well as clever details in the pictures: dog-head bedroom slippers, a rubber ducky, and a lion cup. Bright and bouncy like the rhyming text, the large, cleanly defined drawings glow with warm washes. The buoyant artwork captures the imaginative play and creates one rollicking scene after another, ratcheting up pandemonium before letting the story wind down to a cheerful conclusion. This demands repeat readings, for the fun of looking at the pictures and listening to the words tumble by. Carolyn Phelan
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