Baby Animals Take a Bath
By: Marsha Diane Arnold / Illustrated by: Phyllis Tildes
Baby animals make a splash in this infant and toddler-friendly introduction to bath time.
Some baby animals bathe in the snow, while others scrub down in the dirt or mud. Discover how a polar bear cub, tiger cub, elephant calf, and five more animal friends clean up in this charming collection. A surprise ending features a human baby in the bathtub.
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Author & Illustrator Bios:Marsha Diane Arnold, author
Marsha Diane Arnold is the author of Lost. Found. (Roaring Brook) and Heart of a Tiger (Dial Books for Young Readers). She lives in Alva, Florida.
Phyllis Tildes, illustrator
Phyllis Tildes is the author and illustrator of Baby Animals Black and White and Animals in Camouflage. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.
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Arnold and Tildes showcase eight young animals getting clean in distinctive ways. The text is limited to punchy, two-word phrases ("Snow bath/Sun Bath/Steam bath/Puddle Bath"), and the animals are identified on the back cover. Framed in wavy-edged black border, Tildes's animal portraits reflect the animals' naturalistic behaviors—a zebra foal lolls in the dust, an elephant calf sprays itself with its trunk—while still ensuring they look as adorable as possible. A closing scene featuring a human baby mid-bath cements the connection between the way we get clean and the way animals do.
Page count: 10
7 x 7