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101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath
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101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath
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No one likes baths. What a waste of time! There's so much more important stuff to do! Plus, baths are super dangerous for a number of reasons. You want me to list a few? Most household accidents happen...
No one likes baths. What a waste of time! There's so much more important stuff to do! Plus, baths are super dangerous for a number of reasons. You want me to list a few? Most household accidents happen...
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  • No one likes baths. What a waste of time! There's so much more important stuff to do! Plus, baths are super dangerous for a number of reasons. You want me to list a few? Most household accidents happen in the bathroom. Scientific fact! A kid in Texas turned into a prune after taking a bath. Scientific fact!

    If you need more evidence, allow me to point you to an excellent book called 101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath. It's full of insightful and logical reasons why you should definitely not be subjected to this useless ritual. Joy Ang and Stacy McAnulty really understand how dumb baths are, and have done a top-notch job of demonstrating why.
 

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  • STACY McANULTY grew up outside of Albany, New York, and received her BS in mechanical engineering from the University at Buffalo. A career opportunity brought her to central North Carolina in 1998. She lives in Kernersville, N.C., with her husband, their three children, and two dogs.

    JOY ANG is a freelance artist who has illustrated children's books and works as a character designer on the TV show Adventure Time. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Design in 2007. Her most recent picture books include Mustache Baby and Mustache Baby Meets His Match.

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  • Kirkus

    May 15, 2016
    A filth-encrusted gamin ticks off precisely why a trip to the tub is not on the list of priorities.Sporting grimy skin and twiggy hair, a brown-haired, fair-skinned child decides to list the 101 reasons why bathing is not an appealing option. Starting with "I'm not dirty" and proceeding from there, the grubby kid plays every card in the deck. McAnulty manages to keep the action hopping in a narrative that really is just a very long list. There are the expected excuses ("Monsters live in the drain"), the unexpected ("I have a self-cleaning button like the oven"--that would be a bellybutton), and the downright clever ("Most household accidents happen in the bathroom. Scientific fact!"). When confronted with the kicker that only 88 reasons have been listed (a sly twist adults won't see coming), the child responds with an additional 13 repetitions of "I don't want to" (the title of the book isn't 101 Unique Reasons Why I'm NOT Taking a Bath, after all). In the end bathtime is achieved, and the child has a sudden change of heart. Ang provides a peppy visual narrative to pair with the extensive monologue, though, alas, the art never quite reaches the levels of eclectic, original insanity the text leaves openings for.There's really only one reason to read this book: it's a hoot. (Picture book. 4-7)

    COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • School Library Journal

    June 1, 2016

    PreS-Gr 2-With excuses aplenty, a wide-eyed, obviously dirty boy keeps a calendar of his weekly bath events and demands his floaties, goggles, scuba tank, surfboard, canoe, and bike merely to enter the tub. "Baths are too WET! And water makes my fingers wrinkly," he cries. After all, "aliens might attack...or there might be a meteor shower" while he's in the bath. A full temper tantrum precedes bath time, but immersion in the water miraculously results in a change of heart as he discovers 102 reasons not to get out of the tub. Digitally created images and varying perspectives accentuate large eyes and raised eyebrows, while both visuals and text introduce his grimy world, from dirt and water-smudged endpapers to the permanent marker on his colorful hands. Pair this title with Mo Willems's The Pigeon Needs a Bath! to compare similar themes of persuasive writing. VERDICT Especially for young readers who can't resist counting the excuses, this title is a recommended general purchase for all libraries.-Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX

    Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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