How To Give Your Cat A Bath: In Five Easy Steps by Nicola WinstanleyHow To Give Your Cat A Bath: In Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley

How To Give Your Cat A Bath: In Five Easy Steps

byNicola WinstanleyIllustratorJohn Martz

Hardcover | January 22, 2019

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In this hilarious and clever "how-to," a little girl and a know-it-all narrator are thwarted by a cat who refuses to take a bath. The perfect read-aloud for fans of Snappsy the Alligator and Interrupting Chicken.

Step one: fill the bath
Step two: put the cat in the bath
Step three: put shampoo on the cat
Step four: rinse the cat
Step five: dry the cat

Seems simple, right? One problem: the cat has no intention of doing ANY of these things! Watch as the steps keep changing, the cat keeps escaping, the girl keeps eating cookies and the mess keeps escalating. Soon it's not just the cat who needs a bath--it's the whole house!

This spoof on an instruction manual features an increasingly bewildered human, a nonchalant cat and a know-it-all narrator . . . who really doesn't know it all. How DO you give a cat a bath? Read on to find out!
NICOLA WINSTANLEY has always believed in the power of stories to bring comfort. She is the author of The Pirate's Bed, A Bedtime Yarn and Cinnamon Baby, which won an honor prize for the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and was shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Nicola lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her family and...
Title:How To Give Your Cat A Bath: In Five Easy StepsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.13 × 7.81 × 0.41 inPublished:January 22, 2019Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:073526354X

ISBN - 13:9780735263543

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute book, perfect for story time! Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with a DRC of this book. You can never go wrong with a book about cats! And giving them baths - the chaos that ensues always makes for a good story! It was cute and funny with simple yet entertaining pictures. I liked how all the steps got jumbled and new steps were always incorporated - especially the cookies! It is a great book to read together and sure to bring a giggle to kids and adults alike!
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't try this at home! A funny story of how five easy steps can become complicated when it comes to giving your cat a bath. As each step progresses the problems build, to a very easy ending. Cute pictures and funny escapades will have cat lovers laughing out loud.
Date published: 2019-01-06

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps:“This laugh-out-loud picture book can serve as a beginning reader. . . . The inevitable ending will delight both children and adults and this title will be requested over and over.” --Starred Review, Booklist“Early-years students will love the humour and irony of the situation. Highly recommended.” --Highly Recommended, Resource Links“As the chaos unfolds, viewers will be delighted to track the cat through the chase scenes. . . . There’s a wry humor in the unseen narrator’s directives, and the text makes a particularly amusing counterpart to the little girl’s visibly increasing frustration with the whole endeavor.” --The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books"[A] pleasing and well-executed story that really is the cat’s meow. An excellent choice for independent reading and sharing in small groups.” --School Library Journal“Everyone will appreciate this delightful book.” --Imaginary Elevators"Martz’s expressive art lays out the runaway circumstances through vignettelike passages and dialogue balloons, capturing the experience of well-laid plans quickly unraveling into disaster." --Publishers Weekly“Adorably frustrating . . . will have young readers slapping their foreheads in exasperation, but will reward them with a sweet, funny ending . . . Martz’s colourful line drawings match the happy, manic energy.” --New York Times