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Animal Baths

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By: Beth Fielding / Illustrated by: Susan Greenelsh

From feathers to fur and scales to skin...

Animal Baths explores the fun and creative ways the world's animals get clean. Human baths are kinda boring: all you need is soap, water, and a fluffy towel. Animal baths, however, are great fun. Imagine rolling in dust or mud to get clean like horses, elephants, and rhinoceros do. Imagine using your paws and your spit like cats, squirrels, and rabbits do. Imagine cleaning yourself by shedding your outer layer of skin like snakes, frogs, and lizards do. Tired of cleaning yourself every day? Just get someone else to do your dirty work. Water buffalo and giraffes use birds to clean their fur, while zebras use their large teeth to clean a friend's fur. Monkeys and lemurs have their fur groomed by close friends and relatives, while turtles and coral animals have their shells and surfaces cleaned by fish and shrimp.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Beth Fielding, author

Beth Fielding is the author of Animal Baths, Animal Colors, and Animal Eyes. She lives in South Florida and loves reading to children.

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Susan Greenelsh, illustrator

Susan Greenelsh has been painting and drawing since her early teens. She finds inspiration in almost everything in nature. She lives in Waynesville, North Carolina.

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Editorial Reviews:

School Library Journal

Written in a conversational tone, this book is divided into three parts based on how animals clean themselves (example: "Mud, Dust, and Poop"). Each section begins with a brief description of how and why they engage in specific activities, followed by a spread about which ones utilize this method. A full-page, softly colored drawing of the animals "bathing" faces each page of text. This fascinating book provides some unusual details about the unique behavior of the featured creatures. —Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA

Yellow Brick Road

Early Light Books features nonfiction with a strong focus on science and a good dose of humor.


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ISBN: 978-0-9797455-2-2

ISBN: 978-1-60734-392-9 PDF

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Ages: 4-7
Page count: 48
8 x 10


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