Written & Illustrated by Andrea Beck
Elliot Moose and his best friend, Socks, can't wait to perform in tonight's talent show. But as they put the finishing touches to the stage, disaster strikes! Socks and her can of paint tumble from the ladder and - SPLAT - she and Elliot are splotched in bright blue from head to foot!
Their friends fill the bathroom sink, and Elliot and Socks leap into the water. They splish and splosh and have lots of bubbly fun... but soon they're so full of water that they can't move! And no attempt to dry the soggy pair works. Will Elliot and Socks get dry in time to make a splash at the talent show?
Elliot's bath is full of good clean fun that will have children smiling - and looking forward to their next bath.
School Library Journal
“The pencil-crayon artwork is expressive and finely detailed, bringing Elliot and friends to life. Socks's delight when she turns her favorite color purple is cleverly portrayed.”
“This gentle cozy story will be familiar to any child whose beloved stuffed toy has been washed and hung on the line. The message of working together and helping each other is well integrated and not at all didactic.”
“As in previous Elliot-Socks adventures, ingenuity and self-reliance prevail. Beck's joyful, expressive illustrations, inventively detailed in pencil crayon, will engage children in all the emotion and fun.”
“Andrea Beck’s gentle pencil crayon drawings are lovely. The doll’s expressions are engaging and humourous. Children will enjoy this fourth adventure. ****/4 Highly Recommended.”
“Fans of the books will not be disappointed.”
“Andrea Beck has created another fun-filled,, heart-warming story for young children, in a beautifully presented picture book.”
“The stuffed moose here returns to take a dousing while painting and sorely needs a soak.”
“A gleeful tribute to baths. Colourful, joyous illustrations, and simple language for early readers. Elliot is quite a delight, even soaking wet.”
Cape May County Herald
“Every child who has ever brought a favourite teddy into the bathtub will recognize their waterlogged dilemma. The bright, cheerful illustrations give a cozy feel to the world of toys.”
“Who is your favourite moose? If it isn’t Elliot, you haven’t spent any time recently with young children.”
“The Edmonton Public Library likes this original twist on the taking-a-bath story.”