Baby Animals Take A Bath


Illustrator: Phyllis Limbacher Tildes


The Story Behind the Story

It was an image of a polar bear club taking a snow bath that began these two board books. The image was in my mind and it stayed there for a very long time, for years in fact. I knew I wanted to write about something that all earth creatures do, something that connected us. It was a challenge to select just the right animals with the right kind of bath to show a variety. Loving the way Baby Animals Take a Bath was going, I began Baby Animals Take a Nap and Baby Animals Have a Snack. Bathing, napping, and snacking are common elements in all babies’ lives. Charlesbridge contracted for the two first books and decided to publish them as companion books. I was delighted, especially as these are my first board books. My hope is that every baby shower includes copies of the Baby Animals books, perfect for our littlest ones.












This book is dedicated to my grandchildren “Gráinne and Flint who love baths”, and all the toys and bubbles that go with them.

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