click upper right corner of images to enlarge   The Dirty Little Boy  -written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Winslow Press, 2001.    "The simple, amusing story is a showcase for the large, vibrant illustrations that are both humorous and tender."  -Children's Literature   NOTE: famed author of  Goodnight Moon  originally wrote this story for Jack & Jill magazine in 1939 under the title,  How the Animals Took a Bath.  For this picture book edition it was renamed  The Dirty Little Boy  in cooperation with the Margaret Wise Brown Estate.  A small boy is instructed by his too busy mother to go outside and watch how the animals each take a bath to get clean. He follows orders, but manages to become so dirty in the process that in the end Mama must give him a bath, too.
       
     
  above:  cropped view of the cover for  The Dirty Little Boy.    left:  scene with the boy and his big, loving mama -busy with her laundry chores.
       
     
  above:  the boy stops to watch how a bird takes a bath in a rain puddle along the road. 
       
     
  above:  detail view of a page from the printed book... with the boy seeing Mama is busy doing laundry. (note: the torn paper edge is part of the illustration)
       
     
  above:  preliminary  SKETCH : the boy gets very dirty playing outside and asks his busy Mama for a bath...
       
     
  above:  the young boy watches how a horse gets his coat brushed clean. So, he tries brushing his  own  dirty skin with the same stiff horse brush but only manages to scratch himself!
       
     
  above:  cropped view of the title page of  The Dirty Little Boy.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   The Dirty Little Boy  -written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Winslow Press, 2001.    "The simple, amusing story is a showcase for the large, vibrant illustrations that are both humorous and tender."  -Children's Literature   NOTE: famed author of  Goodnight Moon  originally wrote this story for Jack & Jill magazine in 1939 under the title,  How the Animals Took a Bath.  For this picture book edition it was renamed  The Dirty Little Boy  in cooperation with the Margaret Wise Brown Estate.  A small boy is instructed by his too busy mother to go outside and watch how the animals each take a bath to get clean. He follows orders, but manages to become so dirty in the process that in the end Mama must give him a bath, too.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

The Dirty Little Boy -written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Winslow Press, 2001.

"The simple, amusing story is a showcase for the large, vibrant illustrations that are both humorous and tender." -Children's Literature

NOTE: famed author of Goodnight Moon originally wrote this story for Jack & Jill magazine in 1939 under the title, How the Animals Took a Bath. For this picture book edition it was renamed The Dirty Little Boy in cooperation with the Margaret Wise Brown Estate.

A small boy is instructed by his too busy mother to go outside and watch how the animals each take a bath to get clean. He follows orders, but manages to become so dirty in the process that in the end Mama must give him a bath, too.

  above:  cropped view of the cover for  The Dirty Little Boy.    left:  scene with the boy and his big, loving mama -busy with her laundry chores.
       
     

above: cropped view of the cover for The Dirty Little Boy.

left: scene with the boy and his big, loving mama -busy with her laundry chores.

  above:  the boy stops to watch how a bird takes a bath in a rain puddle along the road. 
       
     

above: the boy stops to watch how a bird takes a bath in a rain puddle along the road. 

  above:  detail view of a page from the printed book... with the boy seeing Mama is busy doing laundry. (note: the torn paper edge is part of the illustration)
       
     

above: detail view of a page from the printed book... with the boy seeing Mama is busy doing laundry. (note: the torn paper edge is part of the illustration)

  above:  preliminary  SKETCH : the boy gets very dirty playing outside and asks his busy Mama for a bath...
       
     

above: preliminary SKETCH: the boy gets very dirty playing outside and asks his busy Mama for a bath...

  above:  the young boy watches how a horse gets his coat brushed clean. So, he tries brushing his  own  dirty skin with the same stiff horse brush but only manages to scratch himself!
       
     

above: the young boy watches how a horse gets his coat brushed clean. So, he tries brushing his own dirty skin with the same stiff horse brush but only manages to scratch himself!

  above:  cropped view of the title page of  The Dirty Little Boy.
       
     

above: cropped view of the title page of The Dirty Little Boy.