Califonia Bountiful

The Pickle Patch Bathtub

July/Aug. 2007 California Country magazine

When Donna Delle Philp gets too big for her family’s old washtub, she asks for a real bathtub instead. With farm finances tight, her parents say no. Donna comes up with a plan to grow cucumbers for pickles to pay for a new tub. The Pickle Patch Bathtub is a farm-based tale for children by Frances Kennedy. It’s a charming look at initiative, hard work and success. Tricycle has also just released The Just-Right, Perfect Present by Kennedy that tells of love and respect for grandparents. $14.95 each. Order through local book­sellers or online at

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