Book Review: 101 Reasons Why I'm NOT Taking a Bath by Stacy McAnulty

Summary: No one likes baths. What a waste of time! There’s so much more important stuff to do! Plus, baths are super dangerous for a number of reasons. You want me to list a few? Most household accidents happen in the bathroom. Scientific fact! A kid in Texas turned into a prune after taking a bath. Scientific fact!

If you need more evidence, allow me to point you to an excellent book called 101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath. It’s full of insightful and logical reasons why you should definitely not be subjected to this useless ritual. Joy Ang and Stacy McAnulty really understand how dumb baths are, and have done a top-notch job of demonstrating why.

Release Date: July 2016
Age Group: Children
Source: Publisher
Reviewed By: Nat

I'm NOT Dirty.
Summer has officially ended this week and this title cover is the running mantra that we hear each night from the boys. UGH. What is the deal with boys and baths? When someone sniffs your baby boy and says "oh he smells so clean" you take that to heart way more than you would if it was your little girl! Boys do not naturally smell like sunshine and roses, it takes real work.

This is a fun read and it goes over every excuse as to why a bath means doom and destruction. We got a kick out of it because the boys have claimed every single one of the injustices mentioned.

My absolute favorite one to hear from the 5 year old is "NOOOO, I can't have soap, it likes my EYE BALLS and BUUURRRNNNNSSSSS NOOOOOOOO". Yea, that bath always goes real well. By the end I'm yelling to Sweet Stuff "I am TAPPING OUT!!! You take overrrrrrr".

This is a fun book for young readers, I think pre-school and kindergarten are the ideal ages that would really enjoy this one. 

  • Good introduction to germs and hand-washing
  • Encourages hygiene
  • Very relate-able for young boys

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