Big Red Bath Paperback – 3 Mar 2005
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The rollicking, rhythmic rhyming text is perfectly matched by the exuberant, detailed illustrations (The Scotsman)
Full of detail and humour ... Whatever your children's age, the chances are that they will have enjoyed Julia's books (Carousel)
Bath-time has never been so much fun (Book Trust)
Ideal for reading aloud (Children's Bookseller)
The brightly coloured pictures reflect to potential chaos of bathtime and will delight small children (NLA Guide to Literary Resources 2006)
Splish! Splash! Splosh! Join in the fun with all the animals in the Big Red Bath!See all Product Description
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This is a big, bright book with colourful illustration, rich in fascinating detail but clear and instant in its appeal. Left to themselves little ones pour over the pictures but soon, and yet again, they want the story.
The vocabulary, often onomatopoeic, is always appropriate and the bouncing rhythm and clever rhyming verse hold the children in thrall. Each page increases the excitement and then there's the sigh of satisfaction at the end, followed by 'Again'. I know. I've read the book countless times.
As an ex-teacher I could 'bang on' about its other virtues: promotion and reinforcement of language development and pre-reading skills, the stimulation of the pleasures to be found in books. This will reassure those parents anxious about the right sort of material for their children.
I prefer to stress the real strength of this book. It offers a happy - in fact I would go so far as to say a truly joyful - shared reading experience. My seven grandchildren and their parents enjoy it enormously and it's given me some precious times too.
The rhymes are lovely to read aloud, and my son caught on the refrains quickly and joined in. We both enjoyed seeing the large animals jumping in and splashing around. I thought the 'bringing the story back to earth' ending was perfect too.
Reynold's Harry-and-the-Dinosaurs style illustrations are great - it's good to see children in the bath not shied away from (they are naked but not in any sense that would be offensive or problematic).
What a great bedtime read (post-bath) this was! My son is four, but much younger will enjoy this too, probably ages 2-5.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant book. Bought this for my 5yr old for his birthday and he loves it! How many animals can you fit in the bath? You'll have to read and see. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Mavin
A lovely book ,make an ideal gift.Bright colours wonderful language.Holy recommended.Published 3 months ago by Jane
My 3 yr old grandson loved it the minute we read it and is now a firm favourite.Published 4 months ago by Roy Lilley
I love this book I got it from the library and had to buy it, it's fun to read with nice little rhyming touch to it and the pictures are bold and bright xPublished 6 months ago by charlotte
What a wonderful book! My son seriously can't get enough of it and begs to hear it again and again. And we love reading it too - always the sign of a first rate picture book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kool for Kats
encourages bad bath behaviour, and is gender stereotypical: it has a silent male character presumably a dad sitting back watching the chaos with out any interaction with the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by ron de bois