Phillis Gershator has written many picture books for children, including When It Starts to Snow (Henry Holt), Listen, Listen (Barefoot Books), and Time For a Hug (9781402778629, 9781454908562). Phillis worked as a children's librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library and the St. Thomas/St. John Department of Education. David Walker is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including Before You Were Mine (Putnam), Time For a Hug and Bears on Chairs (Candlewick) to name a few. When not walking his dogs or laughing with his kids, he can be found painting in his studio.
Gershator and Walker's bunnies from Time for a Hug (co-authored by Mim Green, 2013) return to explore the seasons and reasons for bathtime. With the same tender affection between the two rabbits found in the first book, the parent-and-child pair makes its way through the seasons, with lots of opportunities for mess. . . . The rhyming story finishes each vignette with the refrain, 'What time is it?' Children will quickly chime in: 'Time for a bath!' In this household, bathtime is a good time to make things fresh and new again. The gray parent bunny is watchful and loving, receiving the reward of a towel-wrapped, worn-out little one, peacefully drifting off to sleep. Walker's soft tones and engaging full-page spreads spill over with gentleness . . . the familiar pattern and loving characters still charm. Will the book convince a child that bathtime is a happy time? It won't take many reads to get them to want to try and find out. --KirkusReviews.com