tub-boo-boo by Margie Palatini

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"What oops?" said Mother.

"Big oops," said Henry. "I think I made a boo-boo...a TUB-boo-boo."

"A tub-what-who?"

"A tub-boo-boo. I just wanted to stop one drippy drop. Slow the flow with my little big toe. And now -- I'm stuck! I'm stuck in the tub and can't get out."

Big Ooops!
While taking a bath, Henry tries to stop a drip of a drop with his little big toe. Now he's stuck in the tub and can't get out. And everyone who comes to help him makes a tub-boo-boo, too.

Can they be rescued before they turn all pruney -- and make the Evening News?

Margie Palatini's hilarious text and Glin Dibley's giddy art create a zany, zesty bathtime romp.


About Margie Palatini

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Published September 1, 2001 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Eventually, a plumber disconnects the spout, and a scoop of chocolate chunky chip ice cream dropped into the open end by Henry’s know-it-all big sister Lucy provides the needed lubricant to free everyone.

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A policeman and a plumber (with his posterior over-exposed) join the fray and shout the refrain, " 'It's a tub-boo-boo!' 'A tub-what-who?' 'A tub-boo-boo!' " Henry's big sister, who supplies the blustery narration, finally saves the day by applying ice cream to the affected areas: "Shlurp!

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