Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Jessica Shyba
Illustrator: Jessica Shyba
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
In this sequel to Naptime with Theo and Beau, both the baby and the puppy are a little bit older but certainly no less adorable. After Theo and Beau get dirty at the beach, they both know it’s time for a bath. Theo helps Beau into the tub, and the two begin to “scrub, scrub, scrub.” Many of the typical aspects of a bath are covered, like soap and bubbles, toys and rubber duckies, and of course drying off.
Whether or not readers have read the first Theo and Beau book, any dog-lover is sure to enjoy this book. High definition photos capture both the sweet little boy and the adorable pup, and bright colorful text contributes to the lighthearted, fun tone of the book. There’s not a whole lot in terms of plot, but at least children will be able to relate to the bath items and activities here. And for curious adults, the author also includes Beau’s touching adoption story at the end of the book. All in all, this book will have readers once again fawning over the adorable toddler-canine pair.