Synopses & Reviews
Casey's bathtub becomes another world!
Cynthia DeFelice's Casey in the Bath first appeared in Cricket magazine and is one of her most popular stories -- asked for again and again by children who know her as a professional storyteller. Now, for the first time, the story appears in picture book format with lively illustrations by Chris L. Demarest. Casey, a reluctant bather, finds himself with no soap except a bottle of green bath gel that his mother bought that morning from an odd salesman. Squirting out the gel, Casey discovers that it produces green bubbles that turn into green playmates. Casey has a blast with them! By the time he runs out of the gel, the salesman returns with purple toothpaste and the guarantee of even more fun in this lark about the joys of keeping clean -- and of using the imagination.
"When a salesman from the Ambrosial Products knocks on the door promising that his product is 'guaranteed to make taking a bath a thrilling experience,' Casey's mother decides that it's just what she needs to get her son into the tub. To the child's delight, the gooey green bubbles pop to reveal tiny, equally gooey green creatures. . .Goofy, cartoon-style art adds exuberant color to the fantasy." --School Library Journal
"Lathering up becomes a treat." -- Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling children's novels and picture books, including One Potato, Two Potato and Old Granny and the Bean Thief. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. She lives in upstate New York.