Small Elephant's Bath Time by Tatyana Feeney
|Small Elephant's Bath Time by Tatyana Feeney|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Zoe Morris|
|Summary: Can Mummy and Daddy Elephant work together to turn skeptical Small Elephant into a fan of bath time? Simple and straight forward.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 32||Date: January 2015|
|Publisher: OUP Oxford|
|External links: Author's website|
Water is the funnest, and Small Elephant knows it. But the one time he’s not the biggest fan of aqua is when it’s bath time. Ewww. Bor-ring. He will do anything to avoid having to get into the tub and Mummy has to take drastic measures.
At first I wasn’t sure where this story was going, especially with the line There was only one thing left for Mummy to try… Daddy
Was it going to be a cliché of Daddy coming home from work and punishing Small Elephant, or Daddy having to be the strict, rule enforcer? Surely that sort of thinking went out decades ago? Luckily no such hideousness emerged. Daddy’s role is to be silly! He’s not there to scold, he’s there to entertain and soon Small Elephant is happy to have a bath.
If you have a bath-shy child, this book is a fun way to show the experience can be a fun one, as Small Elephant does a full about-turn and loves splashing by the end of the story. What a success. Even if your child is a willing bather, it’s a sweet, simple story to share together, and the ending is cheeky and sure to provoke giggles.
This is a book where the pictures are a little bare. Think line drawings that aren’t always filled in with colour, and a colour scheme that thinks blue, red, black and white are all you really need. It’s nice, though. Calming. Not at all overwhelming. It’s cutesy, just like Small Elephant. Lovely.
I’d like to thank the publishers for sending us a copy to review. It’s a lovely book, on the tame side, and perfect for teeny tinies.
Tatyana Feeney has a few other books in this style, so do check them out.
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