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Alex Toys: Jungle Fun! Bath Book And Squirting Tub Toy

A Little Squirt Book

By Pattie Silver-Thompson

  • Hardback
  • £6.99

Splish-splash, have a tubful of fun in the bath with this colourful jungle-themed bath book and squirting elephant tub toy!

Join these wild jungle friends for a tubful of bath time fun! Little ones will go bananas playing with the squirting elephant tub toy, as they dunk and squirt while reading along with this playful jungle-themed bath book.

Biographical Notes

Pattie Silver-Thompson is an illustrator.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316065269
  • Publication date: 03 May 2007
  • Page count: 16
  • Imprint: Little, Brown US
Virago

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