This weekend I bought my girls a new bath book. Bath books are a wonderful invention! I’m sure they didn’t exist when I was a child and in fact I don’t think you can get adult versions, but wouldn’t they be a fantastic idea? No soggy pages or danger of breaking your expensive e-reader!
But I digress! Bath books for children are a great idea, especially for really young children. The pages are padded so they are easy for little fingers to grip and turn – much easier even than board and cloth books. And they often have extra features such as squirters or squeaky noises, which delight and amaze babies and toddlers! Of course, they don’t have to be limited to the bath but I think it’s terrific to have another part of the day where you can share books and stories with your children.
Our bath book collection ranges from simple picture books such as Quack Quack Quack in which ducks waddle, paddle, flap, quack and splash, to short stories such as Katie the Kitten from award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler. The latest addition to the collection is The Sparkly Mermaid which has lots of bright colours and wonderful illustrations of the mermaid and her fishy friends (although there’s not as much sparkle as you’d expect from the title).
What’s your favourite bath book?