This book is due in June. One joy of working in a bookstore is sometimes you get to see items before they grace the streets. The second joy was me talking to people, “I can’t wait for this book…… let me pre-order it for you!” (I was once introduced to the principal of a school as the gal that spent their money!)
When I think of the bathroom I do not thing of doing a boogie. However, Clare Foges and Al Murphy. Or at least they think the items in our bathrooms do when we are at school and work. The story is simple: the soap, shampoo, sponges, toothbrushes move and groove when people are away. They have a good time dancing and spending time with friends. And they make messes. Thankfully, they clean it up when they know it is time for you to come home. However, that is the reason why some things are not where you left them. Because in their hurry, they did not get everything back exactly where it goes.
Murphy’s illustrations are quirky. Their cartoon nature compliments the bouncy text. Children will think the shampoo with a perky ponytail is cute. The adults will get the joke about how she washes her hair (lather, rinse, repeat). The theme is not new (toys come to life all the time) but is fun (though I really did not need the image of my toothbrush dancing). Over all, this book is not for everyone, but has an audience out there someplace.