Obi’s Mud Bath

Full disclosure – I read this story a couple months ago and published this review elsewhere but never got around to posting it on this blog. After re-reading it this morning, and loving it all over again, I’m posting here as well.

I was gifted the story arc of this book for my review. I truly loved this story and the ongoing gifts inspired by a real-life event, Obi’s Mud Bath is a story of friends helping friends.

Written by Annette Schottenfeld and illustrated by Folasade Adeshida Obi’s mud Bath tells the story of Obi, a Rhinocerous in Zimbabwe, during a drought. If there is one thing a Rhino wants to do on a hot day it’s to wallow in a cool patch of mud. But instead, there is only dry, dusty, dirt for Obi and his friends Ruffalo, the ostrich, Tenda, the giraffe, and Mayo, the elephant. As Obi searches for mud he gets into trouble. With help from his friends, Obi does get out of trouble. And they all find a way to make it rain.

Inspired by a real-life event, Obi’s Mud Bath is a story of friends helping friends. Written by Annette Schottenfeld and illustrated by Folasade Adeshida Obi’s mud Bath tells the story of Obi, a Rhinoceros in Zimbabwe, during a drought. If there is one thing a Rhino wants to do on a hot day it’s to wallow in a cool patch of mud. But instead, there is only dry, dusty, dirt for Obi and his friends Ruffalo, the ostrich, Tenda, the giraffe, and Mayo, the elephant. As Obi searches for mud he gets into trouble. With help from his friends, Obi does get out of trouble. And they all find a way to make it rain.
A portion of the proceeds from this book is being donated to Water.org an organization that empowers families around the world with access to safe water and sanitation.

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