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Sloppy Takes the Plunge

Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

"The story is fun, humorous, and one that many children will relate to—not wanting to take a bath." –School Library Journal

Everyone loves a good hug and a good bath!

Sloppy the tree dragon doesn’t want to take a bath.

“Being mucky is what a tree dragon is all about.”  Could it be that getting clean is nearly as fun as getting dirty?

About The Author

Sean Julian enjoyed art from an early age, focusing on potato printmaking and creating plasticine dinosaurs. ?He now focuses his talents on children’s book illustrations, where he can follow his passion to draw hairy gorillas, bears, and dinosaurs. His pictures delight and entertain. He lives in Bristol, England.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (September 4, 2018)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735843066
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"The illustrations are very appealing, with the happily cartoonish characters infused with rich, warm colors that are full of depth and dimension. Sloppy's caring and helpful nature is contagious, and the innocence of this picture book for young children is refreshing."

– School Library Journal

In a clever visual spread, the pond is shown in cutaway side view, including a plug on a chain, prompting children to make a direct connection to their own bathtubs. 

– Lucinda Whitehurst, Booklist

Just the ticket for allaying incipient ablutophobia. 

– Kirkus Reviews

This is such a wonderful book to read to young children to help them understand that it is OK to be afraid to try something new but being brave can also lead to new and exciting experiences.

– Katrina Yurenka, Youth Services Book Review

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