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Title:
Scrubba dub
Author:
Van Laan, Nancy.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Mama Bunny tries to bathe her energetic toddler.
General Note:
"An Anne Schwartz book."

Sequel to: Tickle tum.
Language:
English
Added Author:
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/simon031/2001022950.h tml
ISBN:
9780689844591
Format :
Book

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Summary

Scrubba dub dubba squigga giggle squash. Splash splish splish splosh time to wash. What little bunny can resist bathtime, especially with a tub full of bubbles...and boats...and rubber ducks...and more bubbles? In this delightful read-aloud treat, getting clean has never been easier, or more fun!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 1. Parents will want to waterproof this kid-friendly take on bath time that uses plenty of rhyme and nonsense words to make things more fun: "Scrubba dub dubba, squigga giggle squash," "Tippitta dippitta tugboat toots." The fun begins as mother rabbit pulls a sticky romper off her kit, it continues with bath toy selection ("Picka toy / not the cat. / Pick another--/ patta scat."); sudsing up; and rinsing off. Soap in the eyes is quickly wiped away ("Dabbadab dry"); even turning upside down in the tub by mistake, a scary (not to mention dangerous experience for toddlers) seems fun because mama is there to pull her young bunny back up. The uninhibited messiness of this bath will inspire even the most bath-reluctant child. Bubbles overflow the tub, water splashes everywhere, rubber toys litter the bathroom floor--and no one seems to mind. The cozy spread near the end, showing the young rabbit wrapped in a big blue towel in his mother's arms, conveys a feeling of warmth and well-being. --Diane Foote


Publisher's Weekly Review

This tale does for bathtime what these collaborators' previous Tickle Tum! did for mealtime. The bunny baby has grown rather messy-or, as Van Laan so eloquently phrases it, "Ewww yuck/ sticka stuck!" The situation calls for a good "scrubba dub dubba." The author once again shows her fluency in the patois of the nursery: "Washy nosie/ washy toesies/ washy anything/ that growsies." Pons's generously scaled pictures stay in step with her collaborator's giddy, bubbly fun. With gentle humor, the artist, working in watercolors and pastels of mauve, aqua and apricot, underscores the bond between mother and child. Author and illustrator understand that no bathtime is complete without a dramatic and total underwater submergence, the elaborate pouring of water into a too-small receptacle and the sculpting of a fetching "bubblesome doo" (a shampoo-shaped coiffure). "Pull out the drain plug,/ round the toys twirl" signals the end of the entertainment, and the bathroom is left a soapy, soppy mess. But who cares? Well, from her distressed look, it's clear Mama Bunny does-but she gives her happy toddler a snug towel hug nonetheless. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-"Ewww yuck/sticka stuck!" So begins this sequel to Tickle Tum! (Atheneum, 2001). This time, mama bunny is giving little bunny a bath, or trying to. Toddlers will enjoy chanting along to rhymes like, "Skootch down/scrunch your eyes/rinsa-rinse away./Tippitta dippitta tugboat toots./Yahoo! Time to play." Pons's bubbly pictures done in watercolor and soft pastels perfectly portray the young rabbit's tubtime antics. A few of the verses may not roll easily off readers' tongues at first, but repeat readings will make this a bedtime favorite. All in all, libraries should not be surprised if this book comes back with a few damp pages.-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.