Perfect Picture Book Friday! Who Needs a Bath? by Jeff Mack

12 Mar

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a nice story about how baths and pool parties are pretty similar and pretty cool! 🙂

who needs bathWho Needs a Bath?
By Jeff Mack
32 pages – ages 4+
Published by HarperCollins on October 6, 2015

Theme/Topic- Bath time / friendship

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening:It was Skunk’s birthday.
Bear had a plan.

[Party at the Pond! DON’T tell Skunk. It’s a SURPRISE!]”

Synopsis: From Amazon- Bear has a plan to throw Skunk a surprise birthday party, but shhh—it’s a secret! There’s just one problem—who wants to party with a stinky skunk? Bear thinks of the perfect solution; now if only he can convince Skunk that baths are fun…

What I Thought- I loved Who Wants a Hug?, the previous book (see my review HERE), and this next book is just as good! Bear is a fun character who is good natured, and always optimistic. Skunk looks a lot like those villains in old cartoons. He’s nice, but very stubborn, clever, and good at not doing what he doesn’t want to do. Mr. Mack’s story is funny, and kids will love reading it over and over again. Mr. Mack’s illustrations really put the icing on the cake, and cement the story into fans’ hearts. I whole-heartedly recommend this book!

Activities and Resources- Talk about the benefits of good hygiene! HERE are some good worksheets for kids!

Discuss how to throw a great surprise party! HERE is a great how-to!

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

18 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book Friday! Who Needs a Bath? by Jeff Mack”

  1. Joanna March 12, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    I have a soft spot for skunks, even silly ones! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews March 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    Nice review. Did skunk take his bath?

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  3. Catherine Johnson March 12, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Sounds fun!

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  4. julie rowan zoch March 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    Cemented in the hearts? Sound pretty heavy, dude! Ha! Just pulling your leg! Sounds like a great PB!

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  5. Jilanne Hoffmann March 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    I grew up with Pepe le Pew, so I’m rooting for ol’ skunk to keep a little of his eau de skunkdom. 😀

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  6. Kirsten W. Larson March 13, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

    Love this idea of a bear trying to give a skunk a bath. Hee hee.

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  7. heylookawriterfellow March 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    I hope skunk made a stink about Bear’s plan. Literally.

    Whatever happened to liking your friends they way they are? Stop trying to change your friends, Bear!

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  8. Joanne Fritz March 14, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    This book sounds like it’s made a splash (sorry, couldn’t resist). Fun premise for a picture book.

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  9. Patricia Tilton March 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    I hope skunk put up a big stink about taking a bath. I’m not fond of skunks — they hang around our house at night and during the summer, I sometimes have to shut the doors. Just waiting for my dog to tangle with one.

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