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Going for a Sea Bath

by Andrée Poulin, translated by Erin Woods, illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle

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humorous stories, marine life, daily activities
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list price: $17.95
edition:Hardcover
published: March 2016
ISBN:9781927485927
publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
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Leanne's bath time is boring. It's annoying. It's a pain. Luckily, her father has some excellent, terrific, and spectacular ideas to make it more interesting. He runs down to the sea and brings back one turtle. Then two eels. Then three clown fish. Soon Leanne's bath time is fun! It's amusing! It's exciting! But when the ten octopi arrive, could it be too much of a good thing?

Translated from Andrée Poulin’s lively text, Going for a Sea Bath combines the best of a bath time book and a seashore book with a father-daughter adventure that will inspire giggles all around. Anne-Claire Delisle's whimsical art is delightfully expressive, blending the everyday details of bath time with a fantastical effusion of smiling sea creatures, a charmingly silly father, and one little girl who will never complain about boring bath times again.

About the Authors
Andrée Poulin has written over 30 picture books, many of which have won or been nominated for prizes. As a journalist, she was passionate about telling true stories. Now an author, she delights in inventing them. She has published picture books, early readers, and middle grade fiction, as well as two YA novels. She lives in Gatineau, Quebec.
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Erin Woods has been translating children's books since 2015, and has loved them all her life. She would like to thank her parents for forcing her into French Immersion, even though at five years old she was sure it was the end of the world—or at least her social life. Erin lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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ANNE-CLAIRE DELISLE has taught illustration at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Quebec for more than twenty years. She is the illustrator of the popular French children’s series Pomme et Pépin.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens selection
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
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About Going for a Sea Bath

2016 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selection

2016 Resource Links "The Year's Best" selection

"The humor in this story is reminiscent of Robert Munsch's writing. It's over-the-top but heartfelt, and the bright cartoon art is a hoot....A fun addition for those looking for new bathtime or numbers books."—School Library Journal

"Bathtub fun, warm father-daughter interaction, a bit of exposure to sea life...and opportunities aplenty for counting, too."—Kirkus Reviews

"Rich with vocabulary, numbers, humour and wonderful art, Poulin and Delisle have created a wonderfully entertaining counting book...Highly Recommended"—CM Magazine

"[This] amusing tale introduces numbers, sea creatures and the idea of creative fun to children. The illustrations are...colourful, emotive and very funny. Bath time will never be the same!"—Resource Links

"Munsch-esque prose paired with Anne-Claire Delisle's delightfully playful illustrations will have kids hooked."—Canadian Children's Book News

"Kids will love the chaos that ensues, which Delisle reflects through each character's...expressions. Going for a Sea Bath is an off the wall read which will surely get a giggle."—The National Reading Campaign

"This book is not just a fun read but is also a marvelous learning tool, as it also introduces synonyms to young children, counts up to ten, and shows many different sea creatures....With the bright colors and characters' goofy smiles, Going for a Sea Bath is a visual feast. This father-daughter adventure is one that will bring giggles to little ones and deserves a permanent place in any library."—Brigham Young University, Children's Book & Media Reviews

"The illustrations in this Canadian import are full of expression and joy, perfectly matching the storyline...This is a wonderful book to add to story times about baths...It is also a good book to use for counting and practicing math."—Youth Services Book Review

"[A]lmost everything you can hope for in a children's book. It combines a hilarious father-daughter adventure and a funny counting game, learning about sea life with the colorful, lively illustrations..."—The Reading Castle

 

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