#1087 – Baby Animals Take a Bath by Marsha Diane Arnold and Phyllis Tildes

single-copy Baby Animals Take a Bath
Series: Baby Animals
Written by Marsha Diane Arnold
Illustrated by Phyllis Tildes
Charlesbridge   2/07/2017
20 pages    Ages 0—3

“Celebrate bath time with your little one
and a playful crew of baby animals!

“polar bear cub — sea lion pug — snow monkey infant
chickadee fledgling — zebra foal — hippopotamus calf
tiger cub — elephant calf”

[WC 307]
Animal-loving children will love these babies taking baths their own particular way. A polar bear cub rolls around in the white snow digging in with his behind, making polar bear angels. As clean as the polar bear cub is in its snow bath, the hippopotamus calf is dirty in its mud bath. A zebra foal rolls on the dusty ground, removing parasites, and adding a natural sunscreen, much like that hippo in the mud. Eight baby animals, bathing naturally, each occupy a page in this adorable board book. Young children will love seeing these wild babies.

The text remains simple. Two words per page say everything needed said. The first word identifies the type of bath taken (snow, mud, dust . . .), repeatedly followed by the word “bath,” all to make reading and learning easier for toddlers trying to read on their own. Young children will love seeing the young animals in their natural settings. A companion title, Baby Animals Take a Nap (also released 2/07/2017), treats young children to the world of naps. Kids might be more willing to take a nap after seeing how a penguin chick or fox cubs snuggle into naptime. Until then, young children can absorb Baby Animals Take a Bath.
baby-animals-take-a-bath-spread-copyAdventurous children can try each type of bath, if their parents are game (no pun intended). How fun it could be to bathe in snow . . . in mud . . . a puddle . . . or in a tub full of bubbles. Baby Animals Take a Bath, with its beautiful illustrations and simple text, could be your baby’s first glance at the similarities between animal babies and human babies. No matter the baby, all need to take a bath.

Additional titles in this series include Baby Animals Black and White, Baby Animals Day & Night, and Baby Animals Spots & Stripes.

BABY ANIMALS TAKE A BATH. Text copyright © 2017 by Marsha Diane Arnold. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA.

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Copyright © 2017 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

Baby Animals Take a Bath
Written by Marsha Diane Arnold
Illustrated by Phyllis Tildes
Charlesbridge 2/07/2017



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