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April 16, 2009

Will he ever get out of the bathtub?!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by npappas13 @ 12:29 am

king-bidgoods1Wood, A. (1985). King Bidgood’s in the bathtub. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers.
Genre: Picture Book, Fantasy
Grades: Kindergarten-2nd grade

King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub is a hilarious picture book written by Audrey Wood with wonderful illustrations by her husband, Don Wood. This is one of many collaborations of the spouses and it is perfect for younger readers in grades from Kindergarten up to second grade. The Page is in a predicament; King Bidgood is in the bathtub and refuses to get out. Many volunteers, including the Knight, the Queen, the Duke, and the court, attempt to get the King out of the tub, but none had success! Finally in the end the Page realizes a clever way to get the King out! Wood has a funny representational style where he illustrates the characters as normal people but he dresses them in comical ways and adds a exagerrated element to his drawings. This unique story will leave you with laughs and is a perfect read for a parent and child. If you want to find out how the King gets out of the bathtub, pick up this book!

About the Author

audrey-woodAudrey Wood was born in Arkansas and attended the Arkansas Art Center for drama and art. She has taught art and drama to kids, owned a book store, and has traveled to South America to study Indian folk art. Currently, Wood is writing and illustrating children’s books and also sculpting papier-mâché life-size figures. She has written many books including Little Penguin’s Tale, Weird Parents, and Silly Sally. You can visit her at


About the Illustrator


don-woodDon Wood was born in California and in sixth grade he decided to be an artist. Wood’s work has appeared in magazines and picture books. He has painted for Selley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre. Having a B.A. from USC at Santa Barbara and M.F.A. from California College of arts and crafts, he has been a very successful artist.  He has illustrated many pieces including Piggies, Napping House, and Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. Information about Don Wood is from




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