Time to Get Out of the Bath, Shirley, Paperback

Time to Get Out of the Bath, Shirley Paperback

Illustrated by John Burningham

4 out of 5 (4 ratings)


It's time to get out of the bath but Shirley's not listening.

She's floated away to a secret watery land beyond the plughole - to where knights ride white horses, and kings and queens float in moats around their castles...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 1
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780099200512



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About a girl who has adventures in the bathtub. This is a very simple book. She refuses to get out of the bathtub untill the end of her adventure.

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Burningham does it again! This is a great book about Shirley's adventures in the bathtub while her mother is preoccupied with household chores. These books are extremely likeable for young students, and I think it would be fun to even use this format as a mentor text. It would be challenging but I think really fun.

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A double story: alternating pages show the perspective of Shirley's mom and the exciting adventures in Shirley's head as she bathes. Shirley's section is a wordless book, which could make this a great interactive read-aloud.

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The main character, Shirley, is taking a bath. Her mother is trying to get her attention, but Shirley's thoughts are elsewhere. Each page has a picture depicting Shirley and her mother's bath time routine. The opposite page depicts what adventure Shirley is imagining. Her mother complains of things, such as, water and clothes on the floor while Shirley imagines herself riding her rubber duck through the drain of the bathtub and through the pipes into a scene of forests, knights, rivers and what appears to be medieval times. In my opinion, this book would be ideal for pre-K through 1st grade students. Children at that age could relate to Shirley's bath time routine and her extensive imagination.

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