Petula, Who Wouldn't Take a Bath
- List Price: $5.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Harpercollins Canada
- Publish date: 01/01/1997
- ISBN: 9780006480884
- ISBN10: 0006480888
Every parent has threatened: "If you don't take a bath, carrots will start to grow out your ears!" And every kid has wondered: "Hmmm ..". With tongue planted firmly in cheek and brush turned up to high-wacky mode, author Linda Bailey and illustrator Jackie Snider have taken this time-honored ritual to its logical -- and definitely loopy conclusion.
It all begins in clever, rollicking rhyme with the cheeky Petula refusing to take a bath because she is just too, too busy. Soon her earthy form sprouts a vegetable garden, with the aforementioned carrots now truly ear-ganic. That's just peachy by Petula, except soon the neighbors begin to mistake her for a garden. The solution to this di dilemma quickly becomes clear and the result is a book that will cause waves of bat time giggles.