Estelle Takes a Bath

Written by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma
Henry Holt (2006)

Estelle’s been looking forward to a long, relaxing bath. But when a curious mouse gets a whiff of her peppermint-scented bath bubbles, he can’t help himself; he has to get closer. When he and Estelle accidentally kiss, pandemonium follows. Mary Newell DePalma’s lively illustrations capture this wild romp in all its soapy glory.

“Colorful text dances along the pages just like Estelle, as she trips all over herself trying to catch the intruder. Young children will greatly enjoy the slightly naughty illustrations and the one uncovered fanny that DePalma allows. Prepare for a bunch of roady story-timers as they giggle over the never-quite-totally-nude Estelle.” – Kirkus