Thursday, January 3, 2013

On My Way to the Bath by Sarah Maizes

Good Day Dear Readers,
The Queen here with a splash of a story by Sarah Maizes. On My Way to the Bath is an adventure waiting to happen. How often have you had the dreaded dilemma of trying to get your own kids in the tub. After reading this imaginative story, they are sure to look at baths in a whole new light. Add the fun activity adventures in and bath time doesn't have to be a real drenching.

Happy Reading, 
The Queen

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Book Title: On My Way to the Bath
Author: Sarah Maizes                                                                                                             
Illustrator: Michael Paraskevas

Book Information:

Publisher and date: Walker Childrens; 1 edition (May 22, 2012)
Reading level: Ages 3 and up
Book Info: Hardcover: 40 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0802723642




Book Theme:
Bath time, avoidance, imaginations, play, creativity




Book Summary
Baths are boring. Everything is more fun than baths. But when Livi’s mother hollers "Bathtime!"—a call readers and their parents are all familiar with—her imagination takes her on a journey full of daring obstacles and exciting events. She must battle a snake, rule the world, and escape quicksand, all while her mother waits with the bubbles ready. With delay tactics as creative as this, it’s a wonder she ever makes it all the way into the tub.

Bringing together a picture book debut, author Sarah Maizes and illustrative veteran, Michael Paraskevas, this funny, fresh book will be a must for every parent who wants to foster creativity while fulfilling the every day necessities.












Activity Adventures:
Crafty Ideas:
Make your own bubble soap by following this recipe.

Writing Prompts:
What adventures can you have in the tub? Besides being a shark, what are other things you can become while scrubbing the dirt away? Write a short story about your tub adventures.




Authors Arena

SARAH MAIZES is a writer, blogger, comedian, founder of MommyLITEonline.com - a parenting humor website - and a mother of three. Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, and she is a regular contributor to TODAYMoms.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and CBS/LA.com. She has appeared on "The Today Show," ABC News Now's "Moms Get Real" with JuJu Chang, and NPR's "Tell Me More with Michel Martin." On My Way to the Bath is her first picture book. For more information, her parental musings, and her hilarious blog, go to www.sarahmaizes.com



Illustrator: Michael Paraskevas
MICHAEL PARASKEVAS is an artist best known for creating Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon. With his mother Betty, he has authored 20 children’s books and created three popular animated series for Canadian television. www.michaelparaskevas.com
Michael Paraskevas, a well known illustrator among magazine art directors, has had his work featured in such prestigious publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country and Esquire and has earned numerous awards from industry professionals.

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