I’m Terrified of Bath Time by Simon Rich Book Tour Post

Book Description


Author: Simon Rich & Tom Toro

Pub. Date: April 5, 2022

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 40

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Audible, B&NiBooks Audiobook, Kobo AudiobookTBD, Bookshop.org

A hilarious and clever bath-time picture book by humorist, novelist, and TV writer Simon Rich, with illustrations by Tom Toro (How to Potty Train Your Porcupine). And so begins a hilarious dip into the choppy waters of a nightly ritual that parents and children alike often dread. Filled with soapsuds, rubber duckies, and existential angst, Simon Rich’s debut picture book is a splashy tale of cleanliness—and survival. This irreverent read-aloud treat about facing fear and embracing adventure might just change the way you see bath time (and your bathroom) forever.


“A visual (and comedic) feast for budding smart-alecks.”―Patton Oswalt

“Along with offering a bit of bathroom behavior modification, this is, undeniably, storytime gold for young audiences large or small.”―Booklist

“This delightful picture book turns the widespread phenomenon of toddler bathtime fears on its head…The book’s skillfully crafted storyline will appeal to children as well as adults working to avoid meltdowns when little ones have a wash. … A refreshing, amusing approach to overcoming ablutophobia in small children.” ―Kirkus

My Review

This is such a cute and funny picture book about bathtime and is great for children who have a difficult time taking a bath. I loved seeing this bathtub be terrified of bath time because of the things that happen when a child is afraid to take a bath. I love how the tub is explaining how bath time can be a good thing for both of them if only they do these things instead of the things that usually happen when they fight taking a bath.

I really liked the illustrations in this book and think they go well with the story. It’s a simple story that is easy to follow along for toddlers and is a great read for children who may be learning to read. This is one that will hold your children’s attention and is one that you can always elaborate on based on what is happening in the pictures.


You can enter the giveaway here.

Author Information

About Simon Rich:

Simon Rich has written for Saturday Night Live, Pixar, and The Simpsons. He is the creator and

showrunner of Man Seeking Woman (FXX) and Miracle Workers (TBS), which he based on his books. His other collections include New Teeth, Hits and MissesSpoiled Brats, and Ant Farm. He is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker.

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About Tom Toro:

Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer. He is the author-illustrator of How to Potty Train Your Porcupine. Over two hundred of his cartoons have been published in the New Yorker since 2010. Tom lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, kid, and cat.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

4/4/2022Unconventional Quirky BibliophileReview/IG Post
4/5/2022BookHounds YAReview/IG Post
4/6/2022Jazzy Book ReviewsReview
4/7/2022The book review crewReview/IG Post
4/8/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post

Week Two:

4/11/2022Little Red ReadzReview
4/12/2022One More ExclamationReview/IG Post
4/14/2022Do You Dog-ear?Review/IG Post

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