It's called "On My Way to the Bath" written by Sarah Maizes and illustrated by Michael Paraskevas.
And it's awesome.
So when a book comes along that is beloved by both parents AND children? That's known as a rare and precious treasure in our house.
"On My Way to the Bath" is one of those books.
Livi, the heroine, resists taking her bath by making up some awesome scenarios on her journey from the living room to the tub. It's clever. It's laugh-out-loud funny. It's not sappy or patronizing, does not contain words I hate saying out loud, and the kid seems like an actual kid. Like, one my daughter would love to hang with. Even the mom is lovable, sarcastic, and oh-so-recognizable in her long-suffering role as bath warden.
E thinks "On My Way to the Bath" is HILARIOUS. She loves it because of the pictures, the "funny parts," and frequently makes me read a certain page again and again and again. Which, because that page is actually really funny, I sometimes do.
I love it because it contains the word "minions" (could Sarah be a closeted Gossip Girl super fan like me?) and captures the epic bath time struggle with kid-friendly, adult-enjoyable comic perfection.
Attention LA readers: the lovely and talented Sarah Maizes is reading and signing books at the Grove THIS SATURDAY at 11:00am. E and I will be there getting our copy signed and picking up a few more for friends. If you can make it, we hope to see you there!
Disclosure: Sarah Maizes, in addition to being lovely and talented, is a friend. Her publisher provided us with a copy of this book to review at no charge. We love it. All opinions are our own.
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