Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath, but she’s not the only one. Her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join her, followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie’s bath is ruined. What can she do? She sucks all the water into her trunk, of course! Then she waits until all the uninvited animals have left before squirting it back. Finally she can enjoy her bath in peace! A beautifully designed, boldly illustrated picture book for the very young in which readers are encouraged to get involved in the story through tilting and shaking the book.
Fans of Eric Carle’s books will appreciate the attractive collage illustrations that give movement and life to the antics. Kids will also enjoy the opportunity to actively engage in creating the action of the story as the author invites readers to shake the pages, making it seem as though they have produced the waves on the next spread…There’s lots of animals to look at here, but it just might be the consistent presence of the yellow rubber
ducky that charms most. —Booklist
All in all, some good, clean reading fun. —Kirkus Reviews
This visually splendid title should prove to be an engaging pre-bath read-aloud. —School Library Journal
This fun, follow-the-direction story is reminiscent of Herve Tullet’s Press Here (Chronicle Books, 2011)and Mix it Up! (Chronicle Books, 2014)…Children will want to take their baths and join in the fun! —School Library Connection
This playful new offering for the preschool set offers plenty of splashy fun. —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books