Bath Time Battles

Bath time is not a fun time for some children.  Sharing stories about bathing can put a child’s mind at ease and make the experience easier to cope with.


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Squeaky Clean – Jane Clarke and Anni Axworthy

Little Ellie has a scheme to keep the whole zoo squeaky clean.  But do the animals want to be clean?
Age: 5+


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Small Elephant’s Bathtime – Tatyana Feeney

Small Elephant loves water – but not when it is in a bath.  Sometimes the only way a grown-up can get a small person to do what they want is by being silly.
Age: 3+


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Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Wash – Caryl Hart and Leonie Lord

Whiffy Wilson isn’t keen on clean. He only has time for grime! Will anyone be able to persuade him to change his grotty ways for something far less stinky?
Age: 3+


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Rabbit Ears – Amber Stewart and Laura Rankin

Hopscotch knows exactly what he likes and what he does not like, and one thing is for sure.  Hopscotch does NOT like having his ears washed.  A bubbly story which may help calm fears about soapy bathtimes.
Age: 3+


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Big Smelly Bear – Britta Teckentrup

The sensitive subjects of personal hygiene and body odour are well handled in this book and have been depersonalized by using bears.  A fun approach that gets the message across.
Age: 3+


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The Pigeon Needs a Bath – Mo Willems

It is no easy job to convince this dirty, smelly pigeon that he needs a bath.  Pigeon tries every excuse he can think of to avoid getting in the water, but once he gets in, how will we every get him to come out again?
Age: 3+

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