Reading level: Ages 4-8, 32 pages
Whispering Coyote/Charlesbridge (February 1999)
Hardcover ISBN 1-58089-008-3
Paperback ISBN: 1-58089-075-X
This expanded version of the traditional rhyme shows what happens to the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker when they go fishing in their tub. The hardcover has an acetate jacket, and spot varnish on the inside pages for a shiny effect!
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Rating: Five out of five
The butcher, the baker and candlestick maker are out on a journey to catch some supper for themselves and their wives. The three are all friends, but when they get into a little trouble on their boat ride, will they stick together to the end?
What a funny rendition of the old rhyme of these three characters! Author Kin Eagle does a wonderful job telling this tale, and also illustrator Rob Gilbert does equally great depicting these guys. A sure fire hit for the young ones in your life!
by LISA (www.bookreviewcafe.com/rubadubtub.html)