Tub Toys by Terry Miller Shannon

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Tub Toys Terry Miller Shannon and Timothy Warner Illustrations by Lee Calderon Full-color, 32 pages,9 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches,Ages 4 to 7

"Get in!" I hear Daddy call, but I have just begun. I know I need more tub toys or my bathing won’t be fun.

The water’s running, bubbles bubbling, time to grab some toys. One duck, two trucks, three bottles…how much can a tub hold? Even the bath-shy will relish the rambunctious rhymes in this ballad of a bubble-loving bather and his over-the-top attempts to assemble his army of toys. Good to the last—surprise!—drop.


About Terry Miller Shannon

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TERRY MILLER SHANNON lives on the Oregon coast. TIMOTHY WARNER lives in Northern California.
Published July 1, 2002 by Tricycle Press. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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/ I add his windup froggy friend / so he won’t be all alone.” That’s just the beginning—but all the eagerness is deceptive, for by the time his parents run out of patience, “the tub is crammed so full of toys / there’s not a spot for me!” Perched atop a pile of sudsy playthings, he doesn’t seem p...

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With a passion approaching that of Ernie for his rubber ducky, the young narrator extols the joys of trotting out so many tub toys at bathtime that "there's not a spot for me!" As ablut

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In rhyming text, Shannon and Warner, a mother/son team also making their children's book debut, alternate between enumerating ever-escalating groups of toys and adding in the child's last-minute inspirations ("Four blocks fall through the foam, / And I can't forget my astronaut/ inside his spaces...

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!One enthusiastic bather and more than 20 tub toys make for an excellent (if crowded) bath and a charming read.

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