A determined girl delivers a raucous manual on how to bathe a cat.
This step-by-step guide to bathing a cat is everything except boring. Whether it’s filling the tub with too much (or not enough) water, upturning the house in search of a scaredy cat, or attempting to bribe the frightened feline with a delicious snack of milk and cookies, this rose-haired instructor is intent on teaching readers how to bathe her pet. After each attempt to demonstrate this hilarious lesson, the persistent instructor finds that either the water has gotten too cold or the bathwater has flooded the house or some other such calamity. After her five-step tutorial has turned into a 10-step failure, the young protagonist realizes that bathing a cat is achievable in one easy step: Cats can lick themselves clean. The illustrations are filled with action and humor. Each page is a bright yellow, and even when there is no text, the composition and the expressions of both cat and girl communicate volumes. The little girl has brown skin and pink hair in two pom-pom pigtails.
Fans of the popular How To series by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish will enjoy this entertaining book—as will anyone who’s ever known a cat. (Picture book. 5-8)