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Into the Tub! #1: The Chocolates and the Crown [Kindle Edition]

Yu No Hu
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An illustrated "first chapter book."

Meet Jane and Joseph: ages 9 and 7. Normal, average, unremarkable children. Nothing interesting happens to these children. Nope. Not a thing.

Meet Aunt and Uncle Crummit: mean, cruel, and maybe a little smelly.

Jane and Joseph live with their awful aunt and uncle who make them do all the housework and feed them only cereal. Stingy Aunt Crummit also makes them bathe together, with their clothes on- saving money on water and laundry soap. One day, after being punished by their aunt for supposedly stealing her chocolates, the children discover their bathtub is magical and it whisks them away (or more accurately, sucks them down) to a magical world where they are each granted one superpower to solve that world's problem: the king's crown has been stolen! Jane and Joseph must use their new superpowers to save the Kingdom of Wumput by finding the missing crown.
And when they return, they may have a surprise or two for the Crummits.

Into the Tub is intended as a "first chapter book" for intelligent and adventurous children of all ages, but mostly from about 4 to 10 years old.

Product Details

  • File Size: 757 KB
  • Print Length: 47 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,494,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More, please :) October 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
My 7 year old son and I had a great time reading this book and we can't wait to read the next one! A darling idea to have the tub drain into another world! He loved the idea of getting a super power like the ability to walk through walls, and then getting to use it one more time when the kids came back to their own world. We were all giggly about Auntie Crummit's choice of words describing her niece and nephew, such as "You filthy cankerous boil!" or "You disgusting little mucous!" or our favorite, "You foul blister!" Oh, we just cracked up!

As a parent, I did appreciate the moral to the story, of being kind and helpful to those in need, even if some are unkind to you. This book is a delight! Thanks YU NO HU! A pleasure to read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Roald Dahl July 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is fun. To me as a parent, though, its biggest strength is the way in which it teaches kindness by example.

A previous reviewer compared Yu No Hu's writing to that of Terry Pratchett. I think that is only part of the story. In the description of the childrens' parents' and life, Yu No Hu is definitely channeling Roald Dahl. In the relationship between the children and in the relationship between their world and ours I see an homage to C.S. Lewis and Narnia.

Hu writes successfully: my children, particularly my seven year old, have asked to go back to reading "Into the Tub" many times. Because of the kindness built into the book, I'm happy to have them do it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Technical difficulty June 16, 2013
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The book didn't download on my tablet, so I never got a chance to read it. The summary seemed OK.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Adorably fantastical tales :) July 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Yu No Hu's writing style is reminiscent of Terry Pratchett and a few other fantasy writers that specialize in the whimsical and multidimensional style of story telling.

Very fast paced story, easy to read, with a great sense of humor I think children and the parents reading to them will love.

I am looking forward to reading other works by Yu No Hu. ;)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eight year old daughter loved the story August 15, 2014
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Eight year old daughter loved the story. My 13 year old laughed when we did a family read a loud. Simple vocabulary with 2 interesting characters and funny sketches. Girls want to read the next one to see what happens.
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More About the Author

Yu No Hu, international, national and sub-national man of mystery, has many talents. For starters, he can kick a soccer ball really hard. He once put an entire hamburger in his mouth. He is a pogo-stick master. He married a girl who once nearly went on a date with someone almost famous.
What inspired him to write Into the Tub!? First of all, his son has a superpower: the superscream- known to have caused the complete destruction of entire dinner conversations. His daughter also has a superpower- the all-the-powers-in-the-world power, which sounds a little dubious but which she assures her father is both very real and the most awesomest superpower. His wife, another nearly famous superhero, wields the fearsome super-editor power, capable of smashing through the most pretentious prose and travelloguey narrative alike.
Mr. Hu is currently a rocket scientist in Huntsville, AL.
True story.

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