King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub: Audrey Wood

King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub

Author: Audrey Wood
Illustrator: Don Wood
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication Year: 1985
Brief Summary: King Bidgood refuses to get out of the tub and none of his court knows what to do.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Colorado Children”s Book Award, 1987′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ Colorado’ ‘
Golden Archer Award, 1987′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ The Little Archer Award’ ‘ Wisconsin’ ‘
PEN Center USA Literary Award, 1986′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Children”s Lit’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1986′ ‘ Honor Book’ ” ‘ United States’ ‘
Washington Children”s Choice Picture Book Award, 1988′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ Washington’ ‘

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.: 

  • Why do the people want the king to come out of the tub?  (They need him to rule over his country!)  Who eventually came up with the solution?  (The page boy.)  Is there a moral to the story?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.   

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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