Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath, but she’s not the only one. A crocodile decides to join her, followed by a flamingo, then a mouse, and even a tiger! Instructions to tilt, shake, and shout encourage a fun, interactive experience.
At the beginning of this book, I really loved it. The water is a slightly different texture, providing a fun tactile element and to start with it felt like it belonged in the same interactive book family as “Press Here”, “Colors Blocked” and “Don’t Touch the Button,” however then it started to feel like the story couldn’t decide what it wanted to be with the angry little elephant who wanted everyone out of the bath, elimination of interactive instructions and final conclusion that maybe it is time for you to take a bath.
Britta Teckentrup has written and illustrated over seventy children’s books, which have been published in over twenty countries. Her books include Big Smelly Bear, Grumpy Cat, and The Odd One Out, as well as Tree, Bee, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in the Peek-Through Picture Book series. Born in Hamburg, Germany, and educated in London at St Martin’s College and the Royal College of Art, she currently lives with her family in Berlin.