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Bathe the cat

by McGinty, Alice B., 1963-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary
Bathe the floor? Sweep the dishes? This riotous romp of a picture book follows a frantic family as they try to get some chores done--with no help from the family cat, who keeps scrambling the list of chores with hilarious effects. Get ready for a rollicking read-aloud with a truly purrfect ending.

It's cleaning day, but the family cat will do anything to avoid getting a bath. So instead of mopping the floor or feeding the fish, the family is soon busy rocking the rug, vacuuming the lawn, and sweeping the dishes. Bouncy rhyme carries the story headlong into the growing hilarity, until finally Dad restores some kind of order--but will the cat avoid getting his whiskers wet?

HILARIOUS READ-ALOUD: Word scrambles are a delight in this silly rhyming picture book! Kids will love the accessible rhyming text, and emerging readers will be able to anticipate words after repeated reads, making for an engaging and interactive read-aloud experience.

CATNIP FOR CAT LOVERS: This sweet and sneaky feline will do anything to get out of having a bath! Ample cat antics and scenes of increasing mischief (and increasing chaos!) will tickle young readers and entice parents--particularly those with a furry feline member of their own households.

TWO DADS LEAD THE WAY: Dad and Papa are the heads of this large and loving biracial family, mirroring illustrator David Robert's own orientation and providing picture book readers with a positive depiction of LGBTQ+ characters in a fun and funny family story.

WINNING AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR TEAM: Alice McGinty is a prolific author of books for children, and David Roberts is well-known for his work on the popular Questioneers series. Together, their upbeat text and energetic art with pops of neon color make for a standout picture book, just right for gifting and enjoying together at storytime.

Perfect for:

* Parents
* Gift-givers
* Cat lovers
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Grandma's coming to visit, and the family--two dads and their kids--must quickly tidy up. Getting started, one dad assigns who'll be doing what, listing everything on the refrigerator in colorful letter magnets--"Bobby, mop the floor. / Dad will scrub the dishes. / I'll vacuum the rug. / Sarah, feed the fishes"--plus, there's giving kitty a bath. Hearing the latter, the none-too-thrilled cat takes action, rearranging the refrigerator words, and then the task-organizer jumbles his instructions, too ("I'll vacuum the lawn. / Bobby, bathe the mat. / Sarah, mop the baby, / and Dad will mow the cat"). But kitty's not keen on that either! The cat scrambles the words again (and again), with the confusion escalating with each mischievous revision. Finally, everything's sorted and neat when Grandma arrives, and while kitty never receives a bath, perhaps that was the plan all along. Lively, expressive watercolor-and-pencil illustrations of the multiracial family and animated scenarios are the perfect accompaniment for the peppy rhyming text, humorously depicting the household-chores chaos (and kitty's contributions) in this inviting, quite entertaining read-aloud friendly title."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Clean-up time turns topsy-turvy when an interracial family's mischievous cat jumbles up their to-do list in this sure-footed picture book. With a visit from Grandma impending, the story opens with one of two brown-skinned fathers delegating tasks: "Dad will mow the lawn,/ and Sarah, sweep the mat./ Bobby, rock the baby,// and I'll bathe the cat." The tasks are spelled out in magnetic letters on the fridge, just above a child's hand-drawn family portrait. Averse to a bath, the family pet slyly modifies the list--a colorful spread shows two orange paws scrambling up the words, resulting in something much sillier: "sweep the dishes," "rock the rug," and "scrub the fish." Equally unhappy with the adjusted words' next variation ("mow the cat"), the feline's hijinks continue until one dad takes charge, and the fathers and three children, all with various skin tones, get organized just in time for Grandma's arrival. Pencil and watercolor scenes by Roberts (The Cook and the King) emphasize the increasing goofiness of the family's repeated efforts to get their mess under control, and light rhymes by McGinty (A Story for Small Bear) pair smartly with the amusing concept. Ages 3--5. Author's agent: Stephen Chudney, the Chudney Agency. Illustrator's agent: Christine Isteed, Artist Partners (U.K.). (Nov.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Chores -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Gay fathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Chores -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Gay fathers -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Stories in rhyme.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2021
Contributors Roberts, David, 1970- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781452142708
145214270X
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