click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene with the little boy and his big, loving mama -busy with her laundry chores.   The Dirty Little Boy  -written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Winslow Press, 2001.  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.    "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.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the cover for  The Dirty Little Boy.     see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the boy stops to watch how a bird takes a bath in a rain puddle along the road. 
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed cropped view of a page from the printed book... with the boy seeing that Mama is busy doing laundry. (note: the torn paper edge is part of the printed illustration)
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary  SKETCH : the boy gets very dirty playing outside and asks his busy Mama for a bath...
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   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!
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed cropped view of the title page of  The Dirty Little Boy.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  scene with the little boy and his big, loving mama -busy with her laundry chores.   The Dirty Little Boy  -written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Winslow Press, 2001.  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.    "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.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

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

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.

"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.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of the cover for  The Dirty Little Boy.     see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the boy stops to watch how a bird takes a bath in a rain puddle along the road. 
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed cropped view of a page from the printed book... with the boy seeing that Mama is busy doing laundry. (note: the torn paper edge is part of the printed illustration)
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary  SKETCH : the boy gets very dirty playing outside and asks his busy Mama for a bath...
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   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!
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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!

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed cropped view of the title page of  The Dirty Little Boy.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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