In this delightful story, the king refuses to leave his bathtub and rule the 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. "Beauty aside, this also has a panache and sly wit that will please children and their parents, who will be called on to peruse the book again and again."--"Booklist"