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Scaredy Bath

Scaredy Bath

Illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett


Scaredy Bath

About the Book

From the author of No One Likes a Fart comes a hilarious, bubble-filled picture book that highlights the chaos and comfort of bath time.

Who doesn't love bath time? The shiny bubbles, the fun bath toys, and, of course, the big splashes! But have you ever wondered what it’s like for the bathtub?
Scaredy Bath cannot stand bath time. It thinks the water is too hot, the kids are too loud, and its once-polished inside is now way too dirty! Is there a way for Scaredy Bath to enjoy this daily ritual as much as everyone else in the family?
With delightfully clever text from Zoë Foster Blake and joyous illustrations from Daniel Gray-Barnett, Scaredy Bath celebrates the ups and downs of family life.

Product Details

On sale: November 15, 2022
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780593520635
Reading level: Lexile: AD510L | Fountas/Pinnell: N

Author Bio

Zoë Foster Blake is an Australian author, columnist, magazine editor, and cosmetics entrepreneur. She's worked for over a decade in journalism as well as being the founder of all-natural Australian skincare line, Go-To. Zoë's first picture book No One Likes a Fart was the winner of "Children's Picture Book of the Year" in the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards. Her other picture books include No One Likes a Burp (a Target exclusive) and Go Back to Sleep. She lives in Springfield, Australia.

Daniel Gray-Barnett is an illustrator and author from the Huon Valley, Tasmania. He likes to think of himself as someone who was put on this planet to tell a few stories before he turns into a grumpy old man. He’s worked with clients including Disney, Kiehl’s, Sydney Opera House, and The New York Times, and his first picture book, Grandma Z, won a Children’s Book Council of Australia award for Best New Illustrator. When he’s not in the studio, he can be found daydreaming in the garden with his husband, German pointers, and chickens.


"A delightful story where children will be enamored of the conceit that tubs have feelings and can chat. Great for funny story hours." —School Library Journal Reviews

"Dry, understated text that underscores the topsy-turvy situation is accompanied by giggle-inducing illustrations. Funny, imaginative, and subversive—sure to be a read-aloud favorite." —Kirkus Reviews

"Its dramatic text should be a crowd pleaser." —Publishers Weekly Reviews

"The fun visuals and ample potty humor will get a laugh from kiddos who enjoy their baths . . . and have learned to do their business beforehand." —BCCB Reviews