Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 1 to 3
- Grade: p
The silliest father-daughter seaside bath time book
Leanne's bath time is TOO boring. 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 the best! But when the ten octopuses 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
Si pudiera, Andrée Poulin se la pasaría leyendo todo el día. Su amor por la lectura es lo que la llevó a escribir. Después de trabajar como periodista durante muchos años, trabajó en el desarrollo internacional. Ella ha escrito más de treinta libros para niños de todas las edades. Muchos han ganado premios, especialmente el TD Children’s Literature Award (Premio de Literatura Infantil TD, en francés) para La plus grosse poutine du monde, ahora traducido al inglés y publicado por Annick Press como The Biggest Poutine in the World (2016). Sus cuentos tratan sobre la amistad, la empatía, la tolerancia, la pobreza y la solidaridad.
Andrée cree que los libros pueden cambiar el mundo. Al hacer que los escenarios de sus cuentos sean en Canadá, África y Asia, lleva a sus lectores a vivir aventuras que les permiten descubrir otras culturas, como lo hace en Pablo encuentra un tesoro.
A Andrée le encanta compartir su pasión por la lectura y su placer por escribir con niños. Ella escribe un blog, revisa libros para la Campaña Nacional de Lectura y ofrece talleres para jóvenes en escuelas y bibliotecas.
Andrée nació y se crió en Orléans, Ontario. Ella ahora vive en Gatineau, Quebec.
If she could, Andrée Poulin would read from morning to night. Her love of reading is what brought her to writing. After working as a journalist for many years, she worked in international development. She has written over thirty books for children of all ages. Many have won awards, most notably the TD Children’s Literature Award (French language) for La plus grosse poutine du monde, now translated into English and published by Annick Press as The Biggest Poutine in the World (2016). Her stories deal with friendship, empathy, tolerance, poverty, and solidarity.
Andrée believes that books can change the world. By setting her stories in Canada, Africa, and Asia, she takes her readers on adventures in discovering other cultures, as she does in Pablo Finds a Treasure (2016, available in Spanish in Fall 2018). Her latest book with Annick Press is That’s Not Hockey! (Fall 2018), a picture book based on the life of the inventor of the goalie mask, Jacques Plante.
Andrée loves to share her passion for reading and her pleasure for writing with children. She writes a blog, reviews books for the National Reading Campaign, and gives workshops for youth in schools and libraries.
Andrée was born and raised in Orléans, Ontario. She now lives in Gatineau, Quebec.
Anne-Claire Delisle has been drawing her whole life. After studying graphic design at university, she became an illustrator for books, magazines, and advertising. Today she also teaches illustration at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Quebec City.
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.
- Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens selection
- Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Praise for 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