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Huggly Takes A Bath (The Monster Under the Bed) Hardcover – February 1, 1999

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

With a name like "Huggly," the humorous hero of Arnold's Huggly Gets Dressed proves none too fearsome, even if he is "The Monster Under the Bed." From the moment he emerges from beneath a "people child's" red blanket, the green-skinned, yellow-stomached Huggly smiles benignly. He tiptoes to the well-lit bathroom, where he scrubs between his toes with the family toothbrushes and douses himself in a white froth of liquid soap and bath water. Covered in bubbles, Huggly is mistaken for a "fluffy white ghost" by a sleepy boy, but the conclusion finds him safely under the bed again, no damage done. Arnold's lively colored-pencil and watercolor images of this spiny-backed dino-frog take the threat out of the bedtime beast; it's impossible to fear a curious, buggy-eyed monster who tastes toothpaste and plays in the tub. Best of all, readers may even feel inclined to bathe after Huggly endorses a slippery combination of shampoo and water: "This is the best slime pit ever!" Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-When the house is dark and quiet, Huggly, a pudgy green monster, crawls out from under the bed to explore and finds his way to the bathroom. He discovers true delight when he falls into the bathtub and accidentally turns on the water. Using lots of bubble bath, he transforms himself into a snow monster, a dragon, and even a ghost. Then the "people child" comes in and Huggly makes his escape in a huff of bubbles. His nighttime adventure will delight preschoolers and early readers alike. Arnold's signature illustrations with lots of colorful squiggles augment the brief text, showing the creature's reaction to tasting soap and his mystification over the "big bowl with a lid." Children will chuckle as Huggly uses the family toothbrushes to clean between his toes. While the tale ends with a whimper rather than a bang, this book will tickle funny bones at storytime and bedtime.
Jeanne Clancy Watkins, Chester County Library, Exton, PA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Unknown edition (February 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590918206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590918206
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,676,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Huggly is a dear little monster who always tries to figure out how humans do things and always does them in ways that tickle kids' funny bones. Toothbrushes are toe scrubbers, shampoo is slime. And what is that big thing in the bathroom with the knobs that have water coming out of them when you hit them? By the time kids get to be four, they get it!
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By A Customer on June 30, 1999
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I have a 3 and 7 year old boys who love the books. My 3 year old loves to hear about Huggly over and over. The books are easy for my 7 year old to read on his own. I would love to see more stories about Huggly and his adventures. Thank you so much for providing such great stories for my kids.
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Even though Huggly is written for slightly older children, my 31-month-old son laughed hilariously the first time I read Huggly Takes A Bath to him. We just got the book yesterday, and he has requested it twice more - with no abatement of giggles! He especially likes when Huggly takes a bite of soap - "Yuck!" We're both hooked - we're going to have to read all the Huggly books.
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I have 2 year old and 3 year old boys and the both LOVE Huggly. This book is imaginative and fun with the lovable and curious Huggly, the monster under the bed. My kids love that Huggly is a mischief maker who likes to explore the people's world. The illustrations are wonderful. My kids request this book over and over. I cannot wait for more of Huggly's adventures!
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I have not read other Huggly books, but after this one, I plan to find them to share with my Kindergartner and my preschooler. They LOVE this book. The really enjoy the "monster view" of the bathroom. Huggly's ideas and antics send them into giggle fits. Just good, clean fun!
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