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    Clementine's Bath  Reviewed by Karen Morrow from Creative Kid's Tales 9th June 2016  'Fans of rhyming picture books (and who isn't?) will love the energy created by Author/ Illustrator Annie White's colourful use of rhyme and meter. Clementine is a playful character that children will adore. She's a little bit mischievous and anyone who has tried to bath an unco-operative dog (or child) will relate to the plot. The illustrations will make you smile, even without the text. Most are double spread until the big chase, where punchy, single page illustrations increase the pace of the story until the big SPLASH! Children will love naughty Clementine and the musicality of this story, it's easy to memorise and guaranteed to induce giggles. The back endpapers are genius. They feature a double spread map of the house and yard, tracing Clementine's trail as narrated in the story. Readers can flick back and forth between the story and trace Clementine's frantic chase with their finger. This is a fun book with a classic narrative and broad appeal, making a great gift or library stock.'     Clementine's Bath  Reviewed by Jenny Helsop from Buzz Words 15th March 2016  'Clementine, the loveable dog from Clementine's Walk, is back. This time, the family want to give her a bath but Clementine doesn't like baths, and anyway, she wants to keep the wonderful smell she just found and rolled in. What follows is a funny romp through the house and garden as Clementine tries unsuccessfully to hide, a journey which is captured and recorded in a wonderful map at the end of the story.   Clementine's Bath has an even rhyme which rolls off the tongue well and is easy - and a pleasure - to read aloud. The beautifully painted illustrations show Clementine and her family in a soft, warm. gentle light. I love mum in her gumboots as she prepares the dog bath, the cloud of smell which follows Clementine wherever she goes, and the inquisitive chooks who just want to be part of the action.  Dogs are well loved and Clementine's Bath is a lovely story which young children will engage with and delight in. The humour, in both words and pictures, will be enjoyed by both children and adults alike and will fast become a favourite.'     Clementine's Bath   Reviewed by Susan Stephenson from  10th February 2016  'I suspect most kids will know a dog that likes to sniff things. They may also know one that likes to roll in something disgusting. Clementine is not fond of baths and runs off as soon as she suspects that's what will follow her encounter with some garbage. Unfortunately for the stinky dog, her smell gives each hiding place away until she somersaults and lands SPLASH into the bath.  White's rhyming story rollicks along, accompanied by endearing and humorous illustrations.'
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