Saturday, October 28, 2017

Kid Konnection: Peep and Egg: I'm Not Taking a Bath

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share a picture book starring two adorable characters.

Summary: In this lively addition to the funny Peep and Egg picture book series for toddlers, a reluctant chick named Egg overcomes her aversion to taking a bath.

Peep thinks Egg needs to take a bath after playing in the mud. But Egg is not taking a bath. Not in the river, not in the duck pond, and definitely not in the dog's water bowl—too slobbery! Does Peep have any tricks up her feathers to help a chick change her mind? Laura Gehl and Joyce Wan are back with another fun, colorful story that takes the "not" out of "I'm not taking a bath!" -- Farrar Straus Giroux

PEEP AND EGG: I'M NOT TAKING A BATH by Laura Gehl and pictures by Joyce Wan is adorable. This picture book, aimed at children ages two to six, is actually the third book in this series -- with more on the way; but these precious little characters are new to me!

PEEP AND EGG: I'M NOT TAKING A BATH will surely entertain toddlers with the fun story and super-cute characters. Egg isn't really fond of baths, but Peep thinks Egg should take a bath because he's covered in mud after playing with pigs. Peep tried everything including tempting Egg with some bubbly shampoo, a dip in the dog's water bowl, and even a visit to the river; however, Egg always finds a reason not to get clean. It's only when Peep gives up and leaves that Egg decides a bath might not be so bad... and maybe could even be fun!

This little picture book is positively precious. I know toddlers will relate to this story about Egg's reluctance for a bath, and they might even appreciate the overall message that baths can be fun. However, it's the illustrations in PEEP AND EGG: I'M NOT TAKING A BATH that brought this book to the next level for me. Peep and Egg are very round (as are all of the characters are in this book), and I couldn't help but fall in love with their cute little bodies. I think little ones will feel the same way!

If you think Peep and Egg are as cute as I do, you might want to check out these activity pages.

Giveaway alert: There are two great giveaway opportunities!

1. One grand-prize winner will receive a signed copy of PEEP AND EGG: I'M NOT TAKING A BATH,  Peep and Egg stickers, and a complete bath time fun collection that includes a giant hooded frog towel, duck water spray bath toy, rubber duckies, natural bubble bath, and a colorful assortment of made-in-USA fizzy bath balls.

2. Ten lucky runners-up will receive a copy of PEEP AND EGG: I'M NOT TAKING A BATH.

Enter here!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!



Stacie said...

I just got a set of this series. They look super cute and I’m confident I’ll love them too! Thanks for the link up!

bermudaonion said...

This book reminded me of when Vance was small - Vance was a lot like Egg. I bet a lot of kids will be able to relate to it.

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

Those characters are so cute!