In general, cats hate baths, and Boots will do anything to avoid a scrubdown. He searches for a good hiding place, but the cupboard and chair don't offer sufficient cover. In desperation, he leaps into the bathtub to hide--literally finding himself in hot water. Boots is a funny looking, pyramid-eared cat whose droll expressions and simple adventures will hit home with small children. With its companion, A Friend for Boots, this one joins Kitamura's other board books (Duck Is Dirty, Cat Is Sleepy, etc., 1996) in offering some very brief but jovial outings for toddlers.