Author(s): Marsha Diane Arnold
Sometimes bath time means a roll in the mud, and sometimes it's a plunge in the snow. Little ones learn how baby animals friends clean up.
Arnold and Tildes showcase eight young animals getting clean in distinctive ways. The text is limited to punchy, two-word phrases ("Snow bath/Sun Bath/Steam bath/Puddle Bath"), and the animals are identified on the back cover. Framed in wavy-edged black border, Tildes's animal portraits reflect the animals' naturalistic behaviors a zebra foal lolls in the dust, an elephant calf sprays itself with its trunk while still ensuring they look as adorable as possible. A closing scene featuring a human baby mid-bath cements the connection between the way we get clean and the way animals do. Publishers Weekly"
Marsha Diane Arnold is the author of Lost. Found. (Roaring Brook) and Heart of a Tiger (Dial Books for Young Readers). She lives in Alva, Florida. Phyllis Tildes is the author and illustrator of Baby Animals Black and White and Animals in Camouflage. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.