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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kid Konnection: Bubble Tubbie by Epiphany Schwarz

Bubble Tubbie by Epiphany Schwarz, photography by Gil Lempert-Schwarz, Epiphany Schwarz, Brian Swanson, Greg Christman and Studio West Photography
Black Catapult Publishing
ISBN: 978-0985292058
Published 2012
Hardcover, 32 pages

This bright book is perfect for toddlers and  preschoolers who loves bubble baths because through its oversized pages he can venture into imaginative worlds, such as the Bubble Shoe Shop, Bubble Ice Cream Parlor and the Bubble Marsh, which were favorites for me and both my kids. The thick glossy pages explode with original artwork and close-ups of photographic images. Really, this book has a lot for the eyes to feast on.

The rhyming text takes readers on a magical exploration of soap bubble orbs and what we can imagine in them. I particularly liked the many photographs because they can be used as a guessing game of trying to figure out what the close-up of each photo is. The author also includes on every page spread the definition of two words so that new words are learned. At the back of the book, there are vinyl stickers that can be stuck and used over and over on the pages, but also in the bathtub! Both my kids thought this was so cool. 

The book is available in hardcover with a shiny white padded cover, as a waterproof bathtub book with LED light and also as an interactive iPad book app, which includes narration from the author's two daughters, sound effects and all kinds of fun stuff to do. This book is so attractive that my 12 year-old daughter loved looking through it as much as my younger son, and she thought both the artwork and the photos were awesome.

Highly recommended to brighten up the world of any child who loves big books, bright pictures and, of course, bubble baths.

Note: This book is rated C = clean read.

Here's a page from the Book app version which gives you an idea how colorful and bright this book is.

Reviewed by Laura and Son and Daughter

Disclosure: Thanks to the publisher and Author Marketing Services for sending us this book for review. We were not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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