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Big Red Tub

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  224 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
It's bathtime for Stan and Stella, but too many friends want to join them in the big, red bathtub.

Stan and Stella are having lots of fun in the big, red bathtub. And soon all of the animals want to join them. First Dog, then Lion, and soon Kangaroo wants to come in, too. But when Hippopotamus tries to fit, the bathtime adventure begins.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Orchard (first published January 1st 2004)
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Charlotte Burge
Jan 30, 2014 Charlotte Burge rated it really liked it
The Big Red Bath is a great book to read in the early years setting. It can be used as a main theme for topic work as there are lots of activities it can be centred around. It also investigates capacity and opens avenues for really good water play as well as volume exploration.

The animals used in the book are recognisable to small children which creates familiarity and allows for discussions to be had about size as well as weight in relation to how much water will leave the bathtub when each an
Sep 12, 2011 Kayleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Big Red Bath is such a fun book to introduce into the classroom. The front page of the book is full of colour and fun and excitement. The book already shows a wider audience being girls and boys as illustrated on the front cover in something they would be familiar with, a bath! The illustration overall is fantastic with most drawings spread over two pages; it subsequently draws in the children to want to see more through the use of bright colours and the animation used. The book is read in a ...more
Apr 16, 2016 Erin rated it it was ok
Stan and Stella are joined in the big red tub by all sorts of animals, until the suds and waves catapult them around the world (twice) and a flock of flamingos tows them home again.

The imagination displayed is great, and it has plenty of repetition, which is fun for a storytime, but the rhythm of the words falters too often for it to be a great choice. I used it with preschoolers, and they really liked it, despite my stumbling over the text more than I'd prefer. This one takes far more memorizat
Megan Mccormick
Oct 16, 2014 Megan Mccormick rated it really liked it
Shelves: edrd-314

This book is so cute, it would be a fun book to read to kids while in the bathtub and such or your students. The cute thing is that all the animal that jump ion the tub with Stan and stella are all animals that are in their bathroom. for example the first page has a stuffed hippo in the floor and a hippo eventually jumps into the tub with them so all the animals in their bathroom are brought to life and its so cute the adventure they go on.

Jul 01, 2013 Kayleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jarman and Reynolds have created a captivating story for children to read before and after bath time at home. My daughter loves the illustrations and can relate to the repitition throughout the book, 'splish, splash, splosh!'

The repitition allows for music to be created through rhyming which all children love, and this makes the story memorable. The adventure throughout the story enables children to encounter animals from all around the world. I would recommend this book.
Emma Dickinson
Tonight's bedtime story. A fun book with clever use of everyday objects that come alive - lion, penguin and their friends all want to get in the bath with Ben and Bella. In terms of school use, I think this book may make an interesting science experiment in terms of seeing how many animals can fit in a set space, but apart from this I'm not sure how useful it would prove as a basis for further exploration. With that said, munchkin and monkey enjoyed it so that's enough for me tonight!
Nov 13, 2013 Aleece rated it really liked it
This is a cute rhyming story about friends/animals that join you while your in the bath. The illustrations are nice and bright and kids will enjoy the big pictures with lots of colors.

This book also shows how much fun kids can have at bathtime and they can go on an adventure without even leaving the bath. This is also a great story that shows just how imaginations can run wild and can create their own worlds full of fun things all while getting clean.
May 19, 2011 Tam rated it really liked it
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Abbey Brammer
Aug 26, 2014 Abbey Brammer rated it really liked it
I think this book is a great example of imagination and it shows a rhyming pattern. It may also show children, who are scared of taking a bath, that bath time can be enjoyable. Also, it shows children different types of animals. Overall, I enjoyed reading this story and would use it in my future classroom.
Ecl  Storytellers
Fun. Two kids in the tub are progressively joined by a bunch of jungle animals. Repetition and rhyming, bright and cartoony drawings make this a fun read. The kids slapped their legs everytime we said "splash"--made it interactive.

Not really sure why the tub flies into space at the end... but whatever.
May 27, 2016 Ina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-reads
The big bright illustrations had my storytime audience - even babies giggling. Two children splashing in the tub are joined by an incredible menagerie and take off on an adventure around the world. Each turn of the page reveals wilder and wilder guests: a dog, duck, lion, giraffe and finally a hippopotamus. The rhyming text has a great read-aloud rhythm. Definitely, an audience pleaser.
Fun imagination trip in a red tub. Loved that the creatures who all joined the trip can be seen both before and after the trip. It makes me want to take a bath with a bunch of bath toys. I do own Star Wars and block bath toys....

Not quite what I was looking for in my Bubbles theme, but a good one to have on display in case someone wants to read more.
Oct 01, 2008 Lillie rated it it was amazing
Favorite part: I like the mom and the sister best because they are so cute and pretty. And I like it when they FLYYYY to outer space in their bathtub! I can see the North Pole and the sea and flamingos coming their way! And I can see the green land and some stars!
Aug 08, 2014 Bari rated it really liked it
Adorable. I read this book to my story time group ages 18 months to 3 years old. The children loved it and couldn't wait to see which animal would end up in the tub.
The book has bright colorful pictures and repetive text, which enabled some kids to "read along".

Great choice for story time.
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Enjoyable little story of a bunch of animals joining the kids in the tub for a bath.

Love the illustrations.
Nov 08, 2011 Jessica rated it it was ok
I think children would enjoy it but I found it just okay.
Philippa Rae
Aug 22, 2012 Philippa Rae rated it it was amazing
Fun, quirky.
Aug 31, 2007 Mary rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite picture books ever! Children taking a bath and imagine a lion, kangaroo, dog, and so many more flying in a big red tub around the world?!?
Paul Seville
Mar 20, 2015 Paul Seville rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extremely fun read for my 2 year old.
Jun 24, 2010 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: storytime-books
Hmm. I don't think it would do for storytime.
Nov 08, 2011 Robin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-books, fiction
This is one of my kids' favorites. We check it out from the library so often I'm thinking of just buying ourselves a copy. Cute, fun story.
Aug 31, 2008 Katrina rated it it was amazing
Cute pictures. Easy read.
Aug 21, 2013 Lindsay rated it liked it
bathtime, wild animals, imagination
Stan and Stella are joined by a variety of animals in a bathtime adventure.
A nice story for a bathtime theme. Simple, bright illustrations, not too short, not too long. Not a favorite, but certainly serviceable.
Miss Sarah
Mar 16, 2016 Miss Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: bath
this would make a great extension activity. A brother and sister take a bath and go on an adventure in their bathtub with many animals joining them.
MCPLD Youth Department
Mar 23, 2010 MCPLD Youth Department rated it really liked it
Bathtime becomes a real adventure for the boy in this story -- as each bathtime experience should be!! Great Fun!!
Mar 21, 2015 Jodie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrensbooks
Fun story for kids. Helps kids who are ready to start reading learn easy words.
Tomas rated it liked it
Feb 24, 2016
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2013
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