Mortimer Mooner Stopped Taking a Bath
Written by Frank B. Edwards
Illustrated by John Bianchi
Mortimer Mooner decides he doesn’t want to stay clean and gets a bit messier with each day of the week. On Saturday he even refuses to take a bath.
But things take a change for the better on Sunday when stinky, messy, scruffy Mortimer receives a visit from his grandmother who may just know how to change his mind.
“My dear Mortimer,” she said. “Even though I do love you very much, I think that if I tried to hug you, I would surely faint.”
This delightfully funny story takes young readers through the days of the week as it visits some very familiar personal chores from teeth brushing and room cleaning.
As usual, illustrator John Bianchi adds a zany dash of humour to a simple rhythmical text that is fun reading for parents and children.
Link to this short video by Frank B. Edwards and John Bianchi to learn 10 ways to help children become happy readers.
24 pages. Fully illustrated.
Reading level: Grade two (H)
Interest level by age: 3-7