Thursday, March 5, 2020

Review - Bath Time!

Bath Time!
by Eric Walters
illustrated by Christine Battuz
Date: 2020
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 15
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

What makes bath time fun for baby? Bath toys! From parading penguins and splashing seals to frolicking frogs and bathing beavers, these joyful animal toys are ready to play. Join the splashy party in the may even get wet too!

Bright, vibrant illustrations from Christine Battuz match the energy of a baby in the bath as you're introduced to Eric Walters's animal alliterations across each page. It's just good clean fun!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is a cute little book for babies that actually features some fairly advanced vocabulary words. Each animal bath toy is accompanied by some action words and alliterative nouns.

The illustrations are really cute, and the concept works. But I do have one issue. This is supposed to teach alliteration, and it does... for the most part. One exception is "sea otters soaking in the shallows". Just because "shallows" begins with the same letter doesn't make it alliterative. (Unfortunately, "sea" was already used at the beginning of the book. Perhaps "spray" could be worked in as an alternative?)

Other than that, though, this is pretty strong. The bath toys are cute, and there are lots of nice words to expose young listeners to.

Thank you to NetGalley and Orca Book Publishers for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.5 out of 5

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