Submitted by Ms. Jill!
Gulliver Snip by Julia Kay. It’s bath time for young Gulliver Snip, but, in this little boy’s vivid imagination, the ordinary tub becomes a mighty clipper ship, with Gulliver for a captain! In rollicking nautical rhyme, Captain Snip’s adventures grow wilder with every passing page: A storm rages, the mast crashes, the ship is swamped and sunk! Brave Captain Snip leaps overboard in a suitcase, washes up on a tropical island, and climbs tall trees to escape a marauding tiger… but the young sailor’s fantasy comes crashing down when Mom discovers a soggy reality: someone has overflowed the bathtub, flooded the hall, and broken a lamp. The mess is mopped up, and Gulliver is dried, dressed in pajamas, and sent to bed, where he dreams of tomorrow’s journey. Throughout the book, wildly colorful full-page paintings show Gulliver’s imagined adventure, contrasted on the facing page with a much smaller image of the little boy’s real-world mischief. Read this book aloud to feel the rhythm and rhyme, and let your little sailors chime in on the refrain: “the clipper ship, that his mother called the bathtub!” See this book listed in our catalog