On My Way to the Bath (Hardcover)

By Sarah Maizes, Michael Paraskevas (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, 9780802723642, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/22/2012)
Board Books (7/1/2014)
Paperback (5/1/2012)

List Price: 15.99*
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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.

About the Author

SARAH MAIZES is a freelance writer, comedian, and mother of three living in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, on More.com, Shine.com, HybridMom.com, DivineCaroline.com and TheWellMom.com. She is also a regular contributor to ParentsAsk.com, TruuConfessions.com and Autisable.com. On My Way to the Bath, also featuring Livi, was 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. In addition to On My Way to the Bath, his first illustrated book with Sarah Davies, he has co-authored numerous children books with his mother, Betty, and created three popular animated series for Canadian television. www.michaelparaskevas.com

Praise For On My Way to the Bath

"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