Going for a Sea Bath

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Going for a Sea Bath

By Andrée Poulin
Illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle
Picture Book for Ages 4–7
ISBN: 978-1-927485-92-7
List Price: $17.95 CAD / $14.95 USD
Hardcover with dust jacket
Trim Size: 22.86 x 22.86 cm / 9 x 9 inches
Pages: 32

Publication Date: March 4, 2016

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

When bath time meets the seashore, the result is a sweetly silly father-daughter adventure

Leanne’s bath time is boring. It’s annoying. It’s a pain. Luckily, her father has some excellent, terrific, and spectacular ideas to make it more interesting. He runs down to the sea and brings back one turtle. Then two eels. Then three clown fish. Soon Leanne’s bath time is fun! It’s amusing! It’s exciting! But when the ten octopi arrive, could it be too much of a good thing?

Translated from Andrée Poulin’s lively text, Going for a Sea Bath combines the best of a bath time book and a seashore book with a father-daughter adventure that will inspire giggles all around. Anne-Claire Delisle‘s whimsical art is delightfully expressive, blending the everyday details of bath time with a fantastical effusion of smiling sea creatures, a charmingly silly father, and one little girl who will never complain about boring bath times again.

2016 Best Books for Kids & Teens selection
2016 Resource Links “The Year’s Best” selection

“The humor in this story is reminiscent of Robert Munsch’s writing. It’s over-the-top but heartfelt, and the bright cartoon art is a hoot….A fun addition for those looking for new bathtime or numbers books.”—School Library Journal

“Bathtub fun, warm father-daughter interaction, a bit of exposure to sea life…and opportunities aplenty for counting, too.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Rich with vocabulary, numbers, humour and wonderful art, Poulin and Delisle have created a wonderfully entertaining counting book. Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine

“[This] amusing tale introduces numbers, sea creatures and the idea of creative fun to children. The illustrations are…colourful, emotive and very funny. Bath time will never be the same!”—Resource Links

“The illustrations…are full of expression and joy, perfectly matching the storyline…This is a wonderful book to add to story times about baths…It is also a good book to use for counting and practicing math.”—Youth Services Book Reviews

“Kids will love the chaos that ensues, which Delisle reflects through each character’s…expressions. Going for a Sea Bath is an off the wall read which will surely get a giggle.”—National Reading Campaign

Munsch-esque prose paired with Anne-Claire Delisle’s delightfully playful illustrations will have kids hooked.”—Canadian Children’s Book News

“This book is not just a fun read but is also a marvelous learning tool, as it also introduces synonyms to young children, counts up to ten, and shows many different sea creatures….With the bright colors and characters’ goofy smiles, Going for a Sea Bath is a visual feast. This father-daughter adventure is one that will bring giggles to little ones and deserves a permanent place in any library.”Brigham Young University, Children’s Book & Media Reviews

“…almost everything you can hope for in a children’s book. It combines a hilarious father-daughter adventure and a funny counting game, learning about sea life with the colorful, lively illustrations…”—The Reading Castle