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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

A Toot in the Tub

by (author) Nicolette Little

illustrated by Tara Fleming

Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Humorous Stories, General, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 4
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price

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A Toot in the Tub offers a lighthearted, rhymed look at the importance of “healthful release” for kids. While upholding the importance of being kind to others, A Toot in the Tub pokes gentle fun at society’s expectations and rules for children, while urging young readers to never let such pressure take the fun out of life! Tooting in the bath is a metaphor for letting go, reminding us all in a giggle-worthy way that sometimes it’s okay to just be a kid!

About the authors

Nicolette Little grew up in Oakville, Ontario, and has since lived, studied, and taught in several Canadian provinces and territories. She holds two degrees in English literature, from the University of Toronto (B.A. Hons.) and Dalhousie University (M.A.) and taught literary studies at Ontario’s Sheridan College, where she was awarded the “Everyday Hero” Professor’s Award (2016). As the founder of The English Mechanic writing company, she writes scripts, speeches, articles, and other content for an array of clients and publications. Currently, Nicolette teaches critical media studies at the University of Calgary, where she is also pursuing her Ph.D. At the end of a busy day, she loves to roam the nearby Rocky Mountains with her “wonder dog,” Eloise, as well, of course, as soak in the tub . . .

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Tara Fleming is a freelance illustrator and a graphic designer who works primarily in the film and television industry. She was born in Portsmouth, England, and now resides in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She obtained her bachelor of fine arts at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia in 2005 and completed a graduate certificate in illustration a year later at Sheridan College in Ontario. Tara has loved reading and drawing from a very young age, and she continues to be captivated by the stories of talented authors brought to life through illustration. In 2009, Tara created illustrations for Fish for Dinner, a collection of stories by Paul O’Neill. Smokeroom on the Kyle by Ted Russell is the first children’s book that she has illustrated.

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