Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Christopher Browne
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Marlo has to take a bath, but when the bathtub sinks into the ocean Marlo has to swim after his duckie! Marlo goes on a wild adventure through the water, even going inside a whale! He swims and explores the ocean until bath-time is over.
This book only has a couple pages with words at the beginning and end. The rest of the book is only illustrated. Each page includes Marlo's duckie hidden somewhere on the page for the reader to find. While the book is reminiscent of Where's Waldo, the pages here are much less busy and are in a simple, cartoon style. Camouflage is often used as duckie is hidden amid a school of yellow fish, but sometimes duckie is just very, very small. The illustrations are great at telling Marlo's imaginary underwater adventure story while being crisp, clean, and colorful.