The Sea of Bath

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Remember the old saying, “There’s nothing new under the sun?” Well, that certainly doesn’t apply to author-illustrator Bob Logan’s precious new picture book, The Sea of Bath. This book is fresh, new, and one of the cutest, cleverest, and most unique picture books I’ve read in awhile.

The Sea of Bath is all about fun on the high seas (or in the bathtub, depending on how you look at it). The story is told by an unassuming sea captain with the most adorable googly eyes, who spends all his time snoozing…until the water begins to rise.

As the tub–er, I mean the sea–begins to fill, the captain enjoys sailing his boat, the S.S. Rubb A. Dubb, on the bubbly Sea of Bath, where he encounters curious squeaking ducks, odd deep-sea divers, and bars of soap that challenge his little ship to an exhilirating water race.

The Sea of Bath is super-brief, but Logan’s illustrations of the wide-eyed captain trying to make sense of the curious objects floating past him on the choppy sea will have you and your little one in stitches. Logan’s storytelling talent is not hidden in this book, and his illustrations capture all the exciting possibilities an afternoon in the watery tub can offer, if one only uses one’s imagination.

The Sea of Bath has all the elements of a classic picture book, right down to its “Can-we-read-it-again?” potential.

Who says taking a bath isn’t fun? It is, when you do your bathing on the Sea of Bath. By the way, don’t leave a ring around the tub!

Happy bath-time,

Rita Lorraine
Picture Book Depot

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