Calmenson, Stephanie Who Needs a Bath? 24 pgs. Harper, 2015. $17.99 PICTURE BOOK
to throw Skunk a surprise party, all of the other forest animals are excited
but also worried, because Skunk smells and needs a bath. So Bear takes it upon
himself to make sure that happens, mostly by trying to make bathing as fun as
possible. But Skunk is tricky and manages to get out of a bath. Will they have
to cancel the party?
This is a
cute, creative, and funny story. But the bath time issue is more suited to
Pre-K, though I will admit I have yet to meet a child that hates a bath. But
for those that do, this would be a fun read to help them understand why they
should try it out. (Also the Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems). The illustrations
are fun, but sort of darkly muted, like a photograph of an old cartoon on TV,
its kind of odd.
Pre-K –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.