|Sarah Maizes. Michael Paraskevas, illus|
|Pages/Publication Date:||34 / 2012|
Baths are boring; everything is more fun than baths, insists young Livi. That's why, on her way to the bath, she becomes a snake, slinking and sliding toward her baby brother; then a gymnast, perfecting her cartwheel; and a jungle cat, stalking her prey. Dances must be danced, block sculptures must be built, global conquest must be plotted with her loyal guinea pig minions. But when the bath finally commences, Livi's imagination remains as active as ever. Blogger, comedian, and web host Sarah Maizes here presents a hilarious picture book debut for readers up to 7, illustrated with the expressive cartoons of Michael Paraskevas, creator of Maggie and the Ferocious Beast.
"The precocious, emphatic narration ... and escalating back-and-forth between Livi and her mother will enliven any read-aloud. There are plenty of books on the shelf covering kids' reluctance to get into the bathtub, but Maizes, making an assured debut, and Paraskevas suggest there's room for one more."—Publishers Weekly
"[A] delightful debut from Maizes.... Paraskevas's lively illustrations have a perfect hint of whimsy infused into their colorful displays ... as he is able to translate the precociousness of childhood into his digitally created art.... This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser in story times, classrooms, and laps everywhere."—School Library Journal