Wednesday, June 23, 2010

In My Bath

Today I am pleased to share with you a new picture book called In My Bath. It's written by Beth Bence Reinke, illustrated by Ginger Nielson, and published by 4RV Publishing. It's a wonderful bedtime story for children ages 4-8 years. Younger children would definitely enjoy it as well.

In My Bath shares the adventures of a young boy as he takes his evening bath. His imagination runs wild as he does ordinary bathing tasks I'm sure most of us don't even think about. He imagines himself joined with 15 water-loving animals who make bathing more enjoyable. He scrubs, splatters, swishes, and splashes until he's sparkling clean and ready to get out.

This is a delightful story that children will want to hear over and over. Beth made the connection perfectly between the water-loving animals' behavior with the tasks of bathing -- from diving down to snatch a bar of soap to hiding under a shell to scrub his nails. Ginger's illustrations bring the story to life with bright colors and action that literally jump off the page. I know children will love this story with all of the water-loving animals. Some of those include dolphins, whales, fish, manatees, pelicans, seals, beavers, alligators, ducks, frogs, raccoons, turtles, penguins, elephants, and otters.

You can get the book directly through 4RV Publishing, LLC as well as on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Online. Don't forget to check out Beth Bence Reinke's Website and Ginger Nielson's Website. There is also a fun In My Bath Book Trailer to watch.

We're also offering a GIVE-AWAY of a set of squirting animal bath toys! All you have to do is leave a comment and let us know which of the 15 animals listed above is your favorite. Everyone who does will be put into a drawing and one winner will be chosen. As a mom with four kids, I know how you can never have enough bath toys. If you have little ones, you don't want to miss out on the chance to get some cute ones!

Thank you, Beth (pictured below) for the opportunity to share your wonderful, new picture book here on my blog. I'm delighted to add it to my collection and I know it will be enjoyed by children of all ages.


  1. Thank you Rena for adding to the excitement of Beth's new book!

    Beth's imaginative picture book is perfect for bath time and beyond. Her writing is the perfect blend of imagination and reality.

    A story like this just talks to the illustrator and creating the images for this book was a challenge of the best kind.

  2. Rena, thank you so much for hosting IN MY BATH today. You did a wonderful write-up and I hope children and parents both enjoy reading the book. :o)

    I hear lots of "oohs" and "aahhs" about Ginger's illustrations from folks who already have In My Bath.

    Can't wait to see who wins the squirtie bathtub toys!

  3. thanks for a great interview! Love the creativity of the this book. So fun.

  4. Congratulations Beth this looks like a winner! Thank you for sharing Rena!

  5. Thanks for stopping by TerryLynn and T. Anne.

    But you guys forgot to enter the contest by naming your favorite animal. I hope you come back and enter! ;o)

  6. My daughter would love this book. And I love manatees--it's a long story, but they are such odd, loveable creatures.

  7. Beth, I love love your new photo!! You're such a cuite! :)

  8. What a cute idea. Thanks!

  9. Solvang, Lydia and Amy, thanks for dropping by Rena's blog!

    Manatees are odd, yet loveable, aren't they? They're so mellow. ;o)

    Aw, Amy, you're sweet. I finally got a professional photo taken.

  10. Oh dear, I just realized that your first name is Sherrie, not Solvang. Sorry about that, Sherrie! ;o)

  11. LOL Beth -- it's actually Petersen and she's from the town of Solvang. Are you totally confused now? ;) Solvang is a little Danish town just north of Santa Barbara, CA. I've been there many times, but it's too bad I never got to meet Sherrie before I moved away.

    Thanks for all of your replies, everyone!

  12. So fun to hear of new stories out there in the reading world

  13. LOL, Rena, yep, totally confused now. That is a novel idea to put your town as part of your name online. ;o)

    Kim, glad you came by today - thank you!