Goldfish Don't Take Bubble Baths

Goldfish Don’t Take Bubble Baths

By Andrea Belcham

A review of Goldfish Don't Take Bubble Baths by Trina Wiebe

Published on April 1, 2009

Goldfish Don’t Take Bubble Baths
Trina Wiebe

Lobster Press
$6.95
paper
95pp
978-1-897550-06-9

In Goldfish don’t Take Bubble Baths, Abby lives in a building that doesn’t allow pets. So she comes up with a clever way to indulge in her passion for animals: she’ll start a pet-sitting business! She hopes that by caring for a vacationing neighbour’s goldfish, she can prove to her parents that she’s mature enough to take on other wards. Things get hairy when her little sister, Tess, tries to help. This is the first book in Trina Wiebe’s Abby and Tess Pet-Sitters series, here reissued with a new cover and clean-lined interior illustrations by Meredith Johnson. A new cohort of readers should also enjoy this tight and often humorous story of creative problem-solving, in which Abby learns a valuable lesson about responsibility. (Ages 7 – 9) mRb

Andrea Belcham lives in Saint-Lazare, where many of her best neighbours are trees.

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