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Time for a Bath, by Phillis Gershator | Book Review

Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | January 23, 2015

Time for a Bath Phillis GershatorTime for a Bath

By Phillis Gershator; Illustrated by David Walker

Age Range: 2 – 6 years

Hardback Book: 24 pages

Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (2014)

ISBN: 978-1-4549-1032-9

What to expect: Bunnies, Baths and Fun!

Time for a Bath is a great way for kids to get excited about taking a bath! It is definitely the perfect book if you are having trouble enticing your little one to into the tub. This book follows bunny through his daily adventures of getting dirty and then describes how taking a bath is just as much fun as his daily mischief! Little ones won’t be able to stop giggling as bunny splashes in the puddles, eats a drippy banana split, paints a picture, and goes to the beach. The repetition of  the words “Time for a bath,” creates anticipation and encourages children to engage with the text and story—they’ll be excited about turning the page just to say the words “time for a bath.” This is a great book to learn vocabulary, practice early reading, and showcase how much fun baths can be for little ones.

The illustrations are colorful, simple, whimsical and entertaining. Time for a Bath, is a great pre bath time read for children ages 2 to 6. It definitely makes a positive and impressionable splash about taking a bath!

Add this book to your collection: Time for a Bath

About the Author

Phillis Gershator has written many picture books for children, including When It Starts to Snow (Henry Holt), Listen, Listen (Barefoot Books), and Time For a Hug (Sterling). Phillis worked as a children’s librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library and the St. Thomas/St. John Department of Education. She lives with her husband and frequent coauthor, David, in the US Virgin Islands. For more information about Phillis, see phillisgershator.com.

About the Illustrator

>David Walker is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Before You Were Mine (Putnam), Time For a Hug (Sterling), and Bears on Chairs(Candlewick) to name a few. When not walking his dogs or laughing with his kids, he can be found painting in his studio in Chapel Hill, NC. To see more of David’s work, please visit his website at davidwalkerstudios.com.

Time for a Bath, by Phillis Gershator and David Walker, was reviewed by Tenley Peck. Follow along with our articles tagged with Bath Time Books, Bunny Books and David Walker, to discover more great titles just like this one.

Tenley Peck and her husband, Rob are in the process of adopting a little girl from China. Currently, she is a proud parent to a very furry 7 year old Chow Chow named Walker. He enjoys children’s books featuring rabbits and squirrels (the more realistic the illustrations the better) and he especially likes scratch and sniff books. Tenley is a former Program Manager, responsible for marketing content and program management for a major distributor in the promotional products space. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Gonzaga University and a Bachelors in Business from the University of Washington. Now, she is the CEO of the Peck Household. She likes to cook, bake, travel, spend time with family and friends, decorate, and walk her adorable dog Walker.

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