Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

When Your Lion Needs a Bath

When Your Lion Needs a Bath

Susanna Leonard Hill
Illustrator:  Daniel Wiseman 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Simon and Schuster, 2017   ISBN: 978-1481495028

In general cats are scrupulously clean creatures, but sometimes they get really dirty. And smelly. When this happens there is only one thing to do. You have to give your cat a bath. This is true of lions as well. If you lion gets grubby the only thing to do is to get him in a tub with lots of water and soap.

The problem with bathing any kind of cat is that cats hate water, so if you want to wash your lion you are going to have to be “sneaky.” It is advisable to get the bath ready in advance, because once you have the lion in the bath you are going to have to “work fast!”

Once the bath is ready, you have to find a way to get your lion into the tub without him realizing with you are up to. It turns out that this is easier said than done.

Young children are going to enjoy this amusing story, which has a perfect funny ending. Just when you think everything is going well, something goes wrong.