Around the World in a Bathtub
Bathing All Over the Globe
Coming June 20, 2017. Pre-order now!
By: Wade Bradford / Illustrated by: Micha Archer
Dirty children need a bath!
This colorful picture book shares the bath-time battle that happens every night around the world. “Yes, yes!” say the grown-ups, “No, no!” say the children, and the chase is on!
From a hammam in Turkey to a maqii on the Alaskan tundra, this colorful picture book shares the bath-time battle that happens every night, around the world. "Yes, yes!" say the grown-ups, "No, no!" say the children, and the chase is on!
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Author & Illustrator Bios:Wade Bradford, author
Wade is a professor of English at Moorpark College and the author of Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? (Tricycle). Wade lives in Santa Clarita, California.
Micha Archer, illustrator
Micha is the author and illustrator of Daniel Finds a Poem (Nancy Paulsen Books), as well as the illustrator of Lola’s Fandango and The Wise Fool (Barefoot Books). Micha lives in western Massachusetts.
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Bradford's picture book makes a splash with its lighthearted, global perspective on the ritual of bathing. "No, no!" squeal the children: "Yes, yes," insist the adults in English, Japanese, Hindi, and a sprinkling of other languages. In some homes, it's not uncommon for nightly ablutions to begin with mama chasing her little one around the house, and end with a happy splash. In some parts of the world, there is a more collective ritual. In Japan, family members bathe in order of age in a large square tub called an oforu. In India, bathing in the Ganges River is an act of honoring ancestors. Turkish baths include scrubbing and mud masks, while in Alaska, a Yup'ik family gathers in a maqii to enjoy (or not) a steam sauna heated by fire and stones. The illustrations are vivid, textured, and energetic, and affectionately reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day (1962). Parents and children will enjoy incorporating the linguistic variations into their own bath-time practices.
ISBN: 978-1-60734-947-1 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-948-8 PDF
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Page count: 32
10 x 8
Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade K. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 1. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10