The weekly routine of Mrs. Jolly Bones is far from typical—but tons of fun!
It’s Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones, there’s laundry to be done. So gather up the dirty clothes and sort them one by one. Wash them, dry them, iron them, and fold them nice and neat— Then fling them out the window so they brighten up the street!
Mrs. Jolly Bones has a very busy week ahead of her—and a very unique style of doing her chores. Each day of the week brings a new thing to do. But with the help of her animal roommates, she’ll grocery shop, clean house, and garden, getting everything done just in time for a wrestling match with her best gal pals!
From bestselling picture book creators Warren Hanson and Tricia Tusa, this ebook is a days-of-the-week story like no other.
K-Gr 2—A dry subject is made humorous by quirky Mrs. Jolly Bones and the way she organizes her week. On Monday she does her laundry: wash, dry, iron, and fold the clothes, and then "fling them out the window…/so they brighten up the street!" Mrs. Bones's unexpected behavior will make young readers laugh. It also might make an association with the days of the week that will help children remember them. Ink and watercolor illustrations add lots of details and humor. The picture of Mrs. Bones and her animal friends sitting on her apartment balcony on Sunday and yodeling "until midnight with a chicken in [her] lap" is unbridled fun and sweetness. And seeing the woman cutting into a gigantic cake with a power saw so she can share her dessert with her pals is priceless. This charming picture book is great for a read-aloud about being silly and imaginative. What an engaging way to reinforce learning the days of the week.—Mary Hazelton, formerly at Warren & Waldoboro Elementary Schools, ME
Warren Hanson is an artist, writer, speaker, and musician. He is the illustrator of Tom Hegg’s classic New York Times bestseller A Cup of Christmas Tea, as well as many other books for children. He lives with his wife in Houston, Texas. Visit him at WarrenHanson.com. Tricia Tusa has illustrated numerous acclaimed picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck, Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou, and the New York Times bestsellers The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan and Fred Stays with Me by Nancy Coffelt. She lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.