About this book Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic. The sun has set not long ago. Now everybody goes below to take a bath in one big tub with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB! This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.
Reviews from Around the World "I love the silliness of this book. Maybe it's the French literature major in me, recalling Ionesco and the theater of the absurd.... I love that the animals are on a boat. As random as it seems, it kind of makes me think of Noah's ark (even though they aren't in pairs). I love that when you think they're going upstairs to bed, they're really going up to exercise. Just something about the fact that you assume you know what's coming, only to turn the page and see something completely different! I can see that being the sort of thing that would send small children into fits of giggles. At the same time, the rhyming and the rhythmic repetition of "rock and rock and rock to sleep" at the end set it up as a nice bedtime story for small children. I love rocking my son in my arms to the rhythm of the rocking boat when we read that last page." - Karawan, Goodreads.
"My 17 month old absolutely adores this book. We read this book every night before bed (multiple times). She enjoys seeing illustrations of what she was just doing herself (such as taking a bath, brushing teeth). This book has very catchy rhymes and great illustrations. I can recite it without looking at the pages which allows me to easily throw in some baby sign-language as we read.The small size (5.5") is easy for my daughter to handle herself and this book always manages to keep her engaged. I highly recommend you add this to your baby's library collection." - Melissa, Amazon