There's an Elephant in My Bathtub

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$14.95  $13.90
Belle Isle Books
Publish Date
7.0 X 10.0 X 0.11 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Connie Bowman is an actress and voiceover talent, as well as the author of three previous books: "Back to Happy," "Beau's Day Care Day," and "There's an Elephant in My Bathtub." She lives in Maryland with her husband and chocolate lab, Sophie, and enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, running, and teaching yoga.
Kelly O'Neill loves to tell stories through cute, fun, and whimsical imagery. She earned a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University in 2017, and currently resides in Princeton, NJ, where she works creating illustrations for children's books.


Honorable Mention in the Readers' Favorite Kids' Science Fiction and Fantasy category

"With delightful imagination, Connie Bowman weaves a charming story that will have children begging for more tales surrounding their favorite stuffies." --The Children's Hour

"Have you read a picture book that leaves you with a big smile after you've finished reading it and then you flip back and read it again? Connie Bowman's There's an Elephant in My Bathtub is one such book. With a lyrical verse that's calming and repetitive (for kids repetition aids in reading skills by allowing for expectation and pattern recognition), this story builds to a surprising conclusion. In this book, we meet a mild-mannered and polite man who's home is suddenly taken over by a menagerie or animals including an elephant, a gorilla, a camel, a cobra, etc. The illustrations in its gentle and soft colors of pinks and greys and whites, heightened my enjoyment of the story too. It matched the verse and the main character and allowed the focus to be on these two things. And my child enjoyed this story a lot as well, since he was feeding off of my noticeable eagerness for this book." --Story Mummy

"There's an Elephant in My Bathtub is a charming, imaginative story about a menagerie of 'wild' stuffed animals coming to life. Though each animal found throughout the house appears scary, they are actually docile and sweet. It is a great confidence booster for young children, teaching them to use the power of their imagination to turn what is fearful into that which is friendly and harmless. The adorable illustrations and imaginative story are sure to please readers both young and old. I highly recommend it!" --Mary Sidhwani, RN/PsyD

"Connie Bowman has created a truly magical, incredibly creative story about the importance of joy, childlike play, and open mindedness that will delight and positively guide children and adults alike. This is the perfect gift for any child and will most definitely become a family favorite." --Julie Reisler, author, TEDx speaker, podcast host, life designer (PR)

"Parents, you will want to read this book with your children! It will engage your young reader while providing clever examples of figurative language. Suspense throughout with a sweet, wholesome ending!" --Amanda Smith, Loudon County Public Schools teacher

"Everyone will enjoy this adorable story of a dad's adventure rescuing wild animals throughout the house. Connie Bowman does an amazing job describing the characteristics of each animal as they are politely escorted back to the bedroom." --Katie Parker, Early Childhood Educator, Special Education

"Children will love to hear this charming tale of a dad's adventure as he finds animals in the most unexpected places. This imaginative story is one families will love to explore night after night!" --Emily Baxter, kindergarten teacher

"Connie Bowman offers a charming and cleverly illustrated tale of a father and his young son, and the beloved animals that are an important part of their relationship. This story will become a bed-time favorite." --KCT, retired children's librarian

"We love this creatively imaginative story written by Connie. I especially love that it is teaching my two-year-old to clean up all of his animals around the house with kindness and manners. There's an Elephant in My Bathtub is a favorite read morning, noon, or night for the entire family." --Sara Corcoran, educator