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Parents' Guide to

Bathe the Cat

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Hilarious, relatable tale showcases a diverse family.

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Readers of all ages will get a kick out of this hilarious family book. Bathe the Cat is a fun reading experience, and it's a universal story that many families can relate to, from the magnet letters on the fridge to the one kid dressed in a dinosaur costume to doing chores. It brings on the fun with rhymes, creative wordplay, and images that kids and grown-ups can identify with under the pressure of getting the house ready for an important guest. And the diverse representations can remind readers that we have more in common than we think.

Engaging illustrations bring the story to life with subtle tributes to the LGBTQ+ community, like the rainbow on the stuffed bunny's T-shirt. This funny read will have readers bringing new silliness to family chores. Just don't blame the cat if things get a little crazy!

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