Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine by Joy Cowley

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For twenty-five years, children all over the world have delighted in Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her cleaning adventures. Now she's got a scrubbing machine to help her, but it has a mind of its own! Will the scrubbing machine get Mrs. Wishy-Washy in over her head . . . in suds?

Children will cheer Mrs. Wishy-Washy on in this entertaining board book, just right for small (and sometimes messy) hands.

 

About Joy Cowley

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Joy Cowley is a New Zealand language and reading specialist. 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. Elizabeth Fuller lives in New Zealand.
 
Published February 17, 2005 by Philomel. 18 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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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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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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