To Bathe a Boa

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“A boa has no greater wrath / than when he doesn’t want a bath!” In this rollicking verse story, the bathroom becomes a battleground between a clean-conscious youngster and his elusive reptile. Every child who has ever tried to avoid bath time—and every adult who has been faced with a child reluctant to bathe—will recognize in this uncommon boa some fairly common bath-dodging techniques. C. Imbior Kudrna’s hilarious illustrations capture all the subtleties of the boa’s antics in this story that will forever change the way youngsters feel about bathing.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
BISACS JUV015010, JUV002220, JUV019000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 490
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4229
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed



“. . .the boa’s and the child’s jovial slitherings and contortions, should amuse even the most reluctant bathers.”

Publishers Weekly

“Readers couldn’t ask for a sillier idea or a more frolicsome execution. . . But only a sourpuss would complain about this disarming book.”
Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“. . .will inspire giggles from children.”
School Library Journal