A Whale in the Bathtub

by Kylie Westaway and Tom Jellett

A bubbly bath-time read-aloud about a small boy who faces a big problem when a whale takes up residence in his bathtub!


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544535350
  • ISBN-10: 0544535359
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 06/07/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 42

About the book

Praise for A Whale in the Bathtub: “This exuberantly illustrated tale is perfect for pre-scrub reading.” —Weekend Australia 


“Superb storytelling and lively illustrations combine perfectly to make a great read.”  

—Parents in Touch (UK) 


Bruno! It's bath time! But there’s a whale in the bathtub—a huge, tub-hogging, bubble-bath-squirting, flipper-scrubbing, barnacle-rinsing whale! Worse yet, no one believes Bruno when he says the tub is full. The whale refuses to budge. How will Bruno ever get clean?



About the author
Kylie Westaway

Kylie Westaway is a children's book author, playwright, and world-traveler who works for Australia's largest independent publishing house. She lives in Sydney.

Tom Jellett

Tom Jellett has illustrated many books for children, and he has created editorial cartoons for adults. He lives in Sydney.


"Throughout, Jellett's illustrations augment the text's humor with lots of movement and expressive characters, and such details as endpapers decorated with a krill motif in reference to the whale's favorite food provide visual interest that expands on the story." 



"A no-fail picture book read-aloud that should elicit more than a few good laughs." 

—School Library Journal