As bath time approaches, parents usually are (come on admit it) counting down the minutes to get the night’s show on the road while the kids are asking for one, two, three, no, four more minutes of play. No? That’s just my son and me?
On My Way to the Bath, the delightful new children’s book from Sarah Maizes, makes me feel that my family isn’t alone. Despite her mother’s increasingly impatient pleas for Livi to get in the tub, the little girl’s imagination definitely gets the best of her. Getting clean definitely can’t compete with her adventures as a snake, larger-than-life statue, dancing rock star, and jungle cat! So, getting to the bath for Livi and the reader is a very fun, giggle-filled, but slow trip down the hallway.
Through Livi and her upbeat storytelling, Maizes reminds us of the wonderful random worlds that toddlers live in and perhaps that it’s better to let them linger there (even if it’s just for those four extra minutes) so they can continue to imagine, create, and play. The book’s punchy illustrations by Michael Paraskevas only heighten this sense of silliness that makes the story so captivating.
My son absolutely loves this book—truly it was an instant favorite—and he asks to read it every. single. night. “Where’s Livi,” he asks when he’s in the bath, already excited to go to bed. Once we snuggle and crack the cover, his eyes are glued to the pages from beginning to end. And we can never get through Livi’s tale without laughing at the voices we loan to the tuba, shark, and her mom!
My recommendation: Run faster than Livi on the way to the bookstore! Or enter our giveaway for a copy of this great children’s book.
Author Sarah Maizes is a former animation executive, freelance writer, comedian and the founder of www.mommyliteonline.com. She has appeared on the Today Show, Moms Get Real, and Tell Me More on NPR. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. This is her first picture book.
On My Way to the Bath Giveaway
This giveaway is now closed.
Congrats to Kellie who was selected by Random.org as the winner!
One Salt & Nectar reader has a chance to win the great new Sarah Maizes book.
To enter, leave a comment below telling us how you get your children in the bath.
As always, we will use Random.org to select the winner. The contest will run from today until next Friday, June 1st at 12PM PST.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received (duplicate entries will be deleted and only one will be counted). This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older only.
Neither Sarah nor Salt & Nectar were paid for this review. It is my own opinion based on my family's use of the book, which was supplied for the purpose of an experiential review.
~ The Other Sarah