Mrs. Wishy-Washy Makes a Splash by Joy Cowley

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Duck, Pig, Dog, and Cow know what the bubbles mean-it's bath time! But today it's no ordinary scrub down-this time it's Mrs. Wishy-Washy who ends up in the tub! Children will delight in seeing Mrs. Wishy Washy's plan turned upside down in this all-new board book, perfect for the youngest of readers.
 

About Joy Cowley

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Cassia Joy Cowley is a New Zealand language and reading specialist. She was born on August 7, 1936, in Levin, New Zealand. She has written more than 500 books for beginning readers, many of which have been honored internationally. The Cheese Trap won the AIM Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book (1996) and Red-Eyed Tree Frog won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book (1999). She has won New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for Best Junior Fiction for Ticket to the Sky Dance (1998) and Starbright and the Dream Eater (1999). The Mouse Bride (1998) is being produced as an animated program for New Zealand television. In 2002, Cowley was awarded the Roberta Long Medal, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham for culturally diverse children's literature. In 2004, she was awarded the A. W. Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature, and in 2010, she won the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in the Fiction category. Elizabeth Fuller lives in New Zealand.
 
Published September 29, 2003 by Philomel. 18 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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It's bathtime yet again for the cow, the pig and the duck, the farm friends who cannot elude their fastidious owner's loofah for long.

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" 'Moo-moo!' 'Ee-ee!' 'Quack, quack, quack!' 'Bye, Mrs. Wishy-Washy,/ mean old Mrs. Wishy-Washy./ We are leaving you/ and we won't be back.' " The three flee to the city ("where the barns are big," squeals the pig), end up getting into mischief (e.g., while looking for a meal in one such "barn [...

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The zaftig washerwoman of the Mrs. Wishy-Washy series stars in two board book versions of classic adventures by Joy Cowley, illus.

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Two tales that build on Joy Cowley's Mrs. Wishy-Washy character are now in board book editions.

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