Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath Hardcover – July 26, 2016
|New from||Used from|
From timeless classics to new favorites, find children's books for every age and stage. See more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—With excuses aplenty, a wide-eyed, obviously dirty boy keeps a calendar of his weekly bath events and demands his floaties, goggles, scuba tank, surfboard, canoe, and bike merely to enter the tub. "Baths are too WET! And water makes my fingers wrinkly," he cries. After all, "aliens might attack…or there might be a meteor shower" while he's in the bath. A full temper tantrum precedes bath time, but immersion in the water miraculously results in a change of heart as he discovers 102 reasons not to get out of the tub. Digitally created images and varying perspectives accentuate large eyes and raised eyebrows, while both visuals and text introduce his grimy world, from dirt and water-smudged endpapers to the permanent marker on his colorful hands. Pair this title with Mo Willems's The Pigeon Needs a Bath! to compare similar themes of persuasive writing. VERDICT Especially for young readers who can't resist counting the excuses, this title is a recommended general purchase for all libraries.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX
A filth-encrusted gamin ticks off precisely why a trip to the tub is not on the list of priorities. Sporting grimy skin and twiggy hair, a brown-haired, fair-skinned child decides to list the 101 reasons why bathing is not an appealing option. Starting with “I’m not dirty” and proceeding from there, the grubby kid plays every card in the deck. McAnulty manages to keep the action hopping in a narrative that really is just a very long list. There are the expected excuses (“Monsters live in the drain”), the unexpected (“I have a self-cleaning button like the oven”—that would be a bellybutton), and the downright clever (“Most household accidents happen in the bathroom. Scientific fact!”). When confronted with the kicker that only 88 reasons have been listed (a sly twist adults won’t see coming), the child responds with an additional 13 repetitions of “I don’t want to” (the title of the book isn’t 101 Unique Reasons Why I’m NOT Taking a Bath, after all). In the end bathtime is achieved, and the child has a sudden change of heart. Ang provides a peppy visual narrative to pair with the extensive monologue, though, alas, the art never quite reaches the levels of eclectic, original insanity the text leaves openings for. There’s really only one reason to read this book: it’s a hoot. — Kirkus Reviews (5/27/16)
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath is just that or there about – reasons why a young boy is not going to get his bath. It is told in his voice to the person wanting him to get in that tub. No way, no how is he going to do it. He states a very good case for it too. Funny illustrations accompany his reasons. Seriously “the dog only has to bath twice a year” and “aliens may attack”. Who would want to get in that bath with viable reasons like those and many more.
I think the best point made by the book is that no matter how much complaining the boy does, once he gets in the tub, he does not want to come out. It would be a fun book to read to any child that is not in the mood for a bath or is hesitant about getting one. The pages are nice quality and look as if they are smeared with the dirty hands of said boy. I bet parents and their young children alike will enjoy this fun attack on the bath.
Author Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Joy Ang have captured every excuse a child can make for not taking a bath with exuberance and humor.
Parents will enjoy reading the list that a messy boy came up with to prove his point why he shouldn't take a bath.
Published by Random House.
#bathtime #humor #PB