Scrub a Dub Dub Put Me In the Tub — Stories About Bathtime


Full disclosure…this list comes straight from my desire to take a shower (I can’t stand taking a bath).  It has been a long and admittedly stinky week.  Thanks to Winter Storm Stella we can no longer see the green grass which made us think Spring was around the corner.  Silly Central NYers!  That green grass is now covered by close to 2 feet of fluffy white snow.  Schools were closed both Tuesday and Wednesday as crews worked hard to clear the roads and make traveling safe.  Unfortunately my husband is a member of one of these said crews at a local university meaning when snow falls he works, a lot!  From 6 am Tuesday to 6 pm Wednesday I was snowed in with our lovely children, age 2 and 5 months.  It has been hard enough to find time for myself since our son was born in October when my husband is at home for a few wakeful hours. But at least I was always able to hand Leo over after Gertrude had gone to bed so I could take a hot shower.  So this week, with him gone so much, taking a shower took a backseat but believe me I am ready to take advantage of a quiet minute or two now that the storm has passed.

I am full aware that I am spoiled and that there are many single parents out there without the luxury of an extra hand.  I am grateful to have an obliging husband and the support of family.  I admire the strength of those who go at it alone on a daily basis and I hope they can find time to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally.

So…after all my rambling, back to the topic at hand, bathtime!  Please enjoy these awarding winning tales of bubbles and water…


How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth
By: Michelle Robinson

“Follow this step-by-step guide to successfully clean up your hairy friend. But be forewarned, a mammoth’s tummy is terribly tickly”.  Ages 4-8

No More Water in the Tub by Tedd Arnold No More Water in the Tub!
By: Tedd Arnold

After filling the bathtub too full one night, William goes sailing through his apartment building floor by floor in his tub, collecting neighbors in his wake.  Ages 4-8

The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
By: Mo Willems

The Pigeon is dirty and he needs a bath, but he won’t go willingly.  Ages 3-6

Tub-boo-boo by Margie Palatini Tub-boo-boo
By: Margie Palatini

Henry gets his toe stuck in the tub spout while taking a bath, and everyone who tries to free him gets stuck as well.  Ages 4-8

Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson Ten Pigs
By: Derek Anderson

One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs–and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath. Ages 3-5

Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett Krosoczka Bubble Bath Pirates
By: Jarrett Krosoczka

When pirate mommy announces bath time, it is yo ho ho and to the bath we go for her little pirates. Ages 2-5

Casey in the Bath by Cynthia DeFelice Casey in the Bath
By: Cynthia C. DeFelice

After using a bottle of bath soap purchased from a door-to-door salesman, Casey finds cute green creatures in the tub with him and discovers that taking a bath can be fun.  Ages 4-7

Small Elephant's Bathtime by Tatyana Feeney Small Elephant’s Bathtime
By: Tatyana Feeney

Small Elephant does not want to take a bath, until Mommy comes up with a special way to make bathtime fun.  Ages 2-5

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub
By: Audrey Wood

When the contented King Bidgood refuses to get out of his magnificent bathtub, one by one all the members of the court become involved in luring the stubborn monarch from his tub.  Ages 4-7

Bath Time by Eileen Spinelli Bath Time
By: Eileen Spinelli

A penguin child fills up his bathtub with so many toys that there is no room for him in it.  Ages 3 and up

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