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Julian, Sean

Sloppy Takes the Plunge

(3) K-3 Sloppy, a muddy tree dragon, wants a hug but resists fairy child Dewdrop's suggestion that beforehand he should take his "first ever bath." Sloppy's hesitant plunge into the pond encourages five scared ducklings, and, unsurprisingly, they all enjoy the water. Crisp, clean illustrations and a cheery tone express the value of cleanliness without didactic overtones, thus conveying a satisfying tale for bathers everywhere.

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