You know that moment of the day when you are certain that a little story time will get everyone through the crankiness, but you really don’t want to go there because you can’t possibly read Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink for the 37th time that day? I have the answer to your prayers.
Ok, maybe not the answer exactly (I didn’t invent a robot that will read Pinkalicious on repeat), and maybe it’s not even me doing the answering. But I will tell you about a brand new gem like no other in the world of children’s picture books.
Written by Sarah Maizes, comedian, writer, and very funny mommy, and illustrated by Michael Paraskevas (best known for creating Maggie and the Ferocious Beast), On My Way to the Bath tells the story of Livi, a young girl with a huge imagination and core belief that “Everything is more fun than baths.”
In her quest to avoid the boredom of bath time, Livi turns everyday encounters into exciting adventures. She slithers like a snake, she builds a statue, she becomes a “professional gymnastics girl, and she even sings like a rock star. Finally, as the frustration begins to mount in her tired mommy’s voice, Livi becomes a jungle cat and pounces on her unsuspecting mommy before getting into the bath.
Based on her own struggles to get her daughter into the bath on time, Sarah Maizes perfectly captures a scenario that has played out for most moms at one time or another (or possibly every day) along the way.
The story will have your children at the edge of their seats each time you read it, and yes, they will ask for it just one more time! This time you won’t mind at all.
This beautifully illustrated children’s book is as exciting and engaging for the reader as it is for the children who can’t help but cheer Livi along throughout the story.
And the final joke? Never. Ever. Disappoints.
What are you waiting for? Go order your copy of On My Way to the Bath today!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of On My Way to the Bath for this review. The opinions in this post are my own, and my children ask me to read this book every night during dinner. Incidentally, I read it over and over again during dinner because they love it, and they are more willing to sit and eat while I read it to them. It’s a win/win.