This is a series I will be running for a little while, highlighting some excellent children's literature. During the coming months, there will be many children's books. Stay tuned to learn more about it. Read previous posts in this series here.
Author: Colin Boyd
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Anderson Press
This is a silly little book about the horrible tale of the dirty bath monster. This book is a great book for boys. I really enjoyed reading this book with my foster kids. They loved it also. We read it quite a while ago.
This was a great book because this is an issue we have faced in our house. Fear of taking a bath because of the water drain. See after you take that wonderful bath that gets you all clean, the dirty water flows down the tub. It is fed to the one and only bath monster.
In this picture book, we follow Jackson. Who, like most boys love getting dirty and playing in the mud. Of course, his mother tells him he needs to take a bath, or the bath monster will get him. This book is adorable and has a great message about why bathing and hygiene is necessary. It explains dirtiness and such in a child like a manner.
All of the photos include lots of brown and black to really highlight the dirt. While the illustrations make look scary, they also have a cute softness that won't send your child running.
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