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Off to See the Sea

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Charming bath time book shows the power of pretend.

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This sweet, creative bath adventure with stunning art will enchant little daydreamers who sometimes need encouragement to do what they must. Off to See the Sea brings all the imaginative joy from Bedtime for Sweet Creatures to the oft-resisted cleaning ritual. There's a playful, pleasing rhythm to the text for the most part, and lines of text occasionally arc and smile or swirl down the drain for a touch of whimsy. As with the first book, the art is fantastic, crafted in vivid, bold colors of oil and acrylic paint with cut paper collage, lending visual interest and texture to each spread.

Adult readers who value shared parenting responsibilities may be disappointed to see that, as in Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, Dad is less involved in the work (and fun) of bath time. Aside from this snag, it's a really fun romp of a book for little ones and their adults.

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