From School Library Journal
reS-In this exuberant book, an appealing, dirty-faced, grime-covered toddler has a bath and a shampoo. The rhymed text ("Bubbles, bubbles in the tubbles,/splishy, splashy, splooshy scrubbles") makes good use of sounds that describe the process of getting clean. Simple, realistic pictures with cheerful gold backgrounds reflect the child's actions as she bathes with her green toy frog and yellow duck. Finally, she is ready for bed in her flannel pajamas. Very young children will enjoy this familiar bedtime romp.
Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT
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Ages 2-5. "Dirty fingers, dirty toes, / dirty shoulders, dirty nose. / All my dirty deeds are done. / Time to have some bubble fun." So begins this lively, rhyming picture book, part of the Harper Growing Tree series. A young child covered with dirt ends her day with a freshly drawn bubble bath. Kosaka's warm illustrations celebrate the routine as the little girl throws off her clothes, grabs favorite toys, jumps into the water, wraps up in a towel, then dances about in her birthday suit. This concise, colorful book marries text and pictures to show how a time-honored bedtime activity prepares a child to accept the end of the day. Kathy BroderickCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved