Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Andreé Poulin
Illustrator: Anne-Claire Delisle
Publisher: Pajama Press
It’s time for her bath, but Leanne would rather continue to play in the ocean waves. The bathtub is too boring. Suddenly her father has a brilliant idea. Why not bring the ocean to her? Soon enough, the tub is filled to the brim with sea creatures of all kinds. Now the tub is not so boring. But when the ten octopi are brought in, Leanne realizes that maybe a bath in the sea would be better.
This book is not just a fun read but is also a marvelous learning tool, as it also introduces synonyms to young children, counts up to ten, and shows many different sea creatures. Anne-Claire Delisle has the most endearing illustrations. With the bright colors and characters’ goofy smiles, Going for a Sea Bath is a visual feast. This father-daughter adventure is one that will bring giggles to little ones and deserves a permanent place in any library.