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The Green Bath

By Margaret Mahy   Illustrated by Steven Kellogg   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545206679 Hardcover
40 Pages | 8.83" x 11.28" | Ages 4 to 8

Bath-time turns into a fantastical adventure in the hands of two of children's literature's best.

Margaret Mahy and Steven Kellog, two the world's most beloved picture book creators, are reunited for this galloping, free-spirited romp. It begins with Sammy, whose obnoxious neighbors get to go to the beach in their brand new boat, while he has to get clean for a visit from grandma. Worse, it's a bath in the strange tub his dad just bought at a tag sale! But the magic of the tub soon has Sammy roaring out to sea, befriending a giant sea serpent, conquering pirates in a huge soapy battle, and returning home with the greatest of treasures. Bath time will never be the same! (Plus Grandma's got surprises of her own!)

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Praise for The Green Bath

"A rumpus in the bathroom that readers are sure to try to emulate, even if only in their imaginationslay down some towels before filling the tub!" Kirkus

"Like this acclaimed duo's last collaboration, The Rattlebang Picnic (1994), this story is distinguished by a frenetic energy, old-fashioned charm, and rapid plot zigzags." Publishers Weekly