One of the books that we have most been looking forward to being released this year was 'Bathtime for Little Rabbit' by Jorg Muh...

Bathtime for Little Rabbit + Giveaway!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017 BookBairn Blog 16 Comments


One of the books that we have most been looking forward to being released this year was 'Bathtime for Little Rabbit' by Jorg Muhle. BookBairn and I (and Daddy) fell in love with Little Rabbit in his first book - 'Tickle My Ears' where you help Little Rabbit get read for bedtime.

And we are delighted to see the release of this prequel (bathtime before bedtime, right?). In a similar style to the first book, young readers are encouraged to participate in the story by following simple instructions that make-up Little Rabbit's bathtime routine: from rubbing the shampoo into his ears, to protecting his eyes from soap suds, to blowing his fur dry and rubbing in his lotion. For children who are struggling with bathtime routine this is a great interactive book to help ease their fears or discomfort. I like the inclusion of the rubbing in his lotion as BookBairn has eczema so we always put lotion on her skin and it reinforces for her that this is part of the routine. BookBairn (and Daddy's) favourite part is when the hairdryer button doesn't work and they have to literally blow Little Rabbit's fur dry - they both huff and puff and have a great giggle trying to get him dry! It makes me giggle just watching them.


In our review of the first book, I described Little Rabbit as "truly adorable" and it's just as true in this book. His little buck-toothed smile is just enchanting, and his distressed face when the bubbles get in his eyes are just what you would see with a toddler at bathtime. Again in this book there are no backgrounds and the details are relatively simple, usually revolving around the object you are interacting with like the shampoo bottle or hairdryer. All this simplicity allows little ones to focus on the instruction that the children are trying to follow! It's simply genius!


My only quibble with the book is that it skips teeth brushing - something that I would think most parents would want to see part of the bathtime or the bedtime routine but it features in neither book.

Nonetheless, BookBairn loves this one as much as the original and it has pride of place on her Favourites Shelf!

*UPDATE* This competition is now closed and the winner has been notified!
***We have a spare copy of Tickle My Ears by Jorg Muhle to giveaway (to read our review click here)! If you would like to win a board book edition of Tickle My Ears, please comment below. (Additional entries will be available so keep an eye out by following us on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook.) UK residents only please. Competition closes 8.4.17.***

Love Mummy and BookBairn x


*DISCLAIMER* I was given our book for free for review purposes, however, all words and opinions are my own.





16 comments:

  1. BookBairn loves "Tickle My Ears" so I look forward to seeing her in action with this new book.

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    1. She really does! I thought we read this with you recently! It's on the Favourites Shelf if you are looking for it!

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  2. T his Little Rabbit has passed us by but he looks delightful. Books that help them make sense of everyday routines and feelings are always loved. My littlest girl would definitely enjoy this, will add both of these to her list!

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    1. Thanks Sarah - it's funny how even book-loving mamas like you and I who know lots about the newest releases can miss a wee gem! Maybe you'll win our competition so you can cross it off your list!? xx

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  3. I love the face when she's helping blow dry the Little Rabbit's ears - and she knows she's being clever

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    1. She does! She loves doing that part with daddy because he is so much funnier than mummy! x

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  4. This is oh so cute and what a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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  5. Little Rabbit does look very cute. I had never heard of this author before.

    #readwithme

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    1. I think he's relatively new and aimed at younger readers than your usual book hauls are aimed at. But you would like him - he's super cute!

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  6. This looks a lovely book (and your video is great)
    #readwithme

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    1. Thank you! I love catching her reading on video!

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  7. This book sounds adorable! What a fab giveaway too, I remember reading your review of Tickle My Ears a while ago, I think my one year old would love it. Maybe there will be a third book specifically about teeth brushing ;) #readwithme

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    1. Good luck! It's perfect for little ones. Yes, perhaps a third book is on the cards?

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  8. I'm sure this would be great for the neice I am expecting in June.

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