On My Way to the Bath
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
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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.
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
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
"The precocious, emphatic narration... and escalating back-and-forth between Livi and her mother will enliven any read-aloud. There are plenty of books on the shelf covering kids’ reluctance to get into the bathtub, but Maizes, making an assured debut, and Paraskevas suggest there’s room for one more." – Publisher’s Weekly
"[A] delightful debut from Maizes... Paraskevas’ lively illustrations have a perfect hint of whimsy infused into their colorful displays. His artwork is reminiscent of David Shannon’s in Too Many Toys! (Scholastic, 2008) as he is able to translate the precociousness of childhood into his digitally created art... This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser in story times, classrooms, and laps everywhere. –Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Half Hollow Hills Public Library, Dix Hills, NY, School Library Journal
"Readers will be thrilled" – Kirkus Reviews