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Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy

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Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy by Scott Menchin
Paperback $7.99
Apr 23, 2013 | ISBN 9780763663353

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Light and humorous, this is a sweet revelation of life’s simple and attainable joys.
—Kirkus Reviews

Vibrant solid-color backgrounds vary on each spread, and vivid illustrations, done in ink, watercolor, and digitally, make great use of pattern, line, and perspective to showcase Sweet Pea’s encounters with various people and animals.
—School Library Journal

Will likely inspire youngsters who are in a funk to seek joy in the unexpected as well as in the perfectly ordinary.
—Publishers Weekly

Charming…sure to leave readers with a smile.
—Elliott Bay Book Co. online “Book Notes”

Easy for toddlers to understand and a good starting place for beginning readers.
—Houston Chronicle

The illustrations are vivid and humorous with bright pastel colors that capture a sense of whimsy and fun. Each page conveys a small sense of joy and happiness and will show young children that happiness is to be found in the smallest of things.
—AmoxCalli blog

I love this one for lots of reasons. A great story to share with children, a great book to help students think about writing ideas, etc.
—A Year of Reading blog, Featured as one of six “Best Picture Books of 2007—So Far”

[Sweet Pea’s] list, small and simple, will surely make you happy as well!
—Newton’s Book News



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