This rollicking tale tells the story of an unruly king who refuses to leave his bathtub and rule his kingdom. One by one, the Knight, the Queen, the Duke, and eventually all the members of the King's Court attempt--and fail--to persuade King Bidgood to leave his sumptuous bath. Why King Bidgood finally leaves his bathtub makes a delightful surprise ending to this exuberant tale.
Audrey Wood's lyric text with its cumulative style conveys the merry mood of King Bidgood's Court. Don Wood's spectacular full-color art brings to life the glory of the Renaissance; complete with elaborate costumes and carefully researched details. His art shows subtle changes in light to reflect the passage of time. Together the author and illustrator have created an unforgettable bath time story. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. A 1986 Caldecott Honor book.