Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash

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by Sarah Weeks, Nadine Bernard Westcott
     
 

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Each Monday at dawn, Mrs. Nelly McNosh brings out a barrel and does a big wash.

Mrs. McNosh's wash is certainly big-and definitely wacky. You'll be surprised to see what is hanging on her clothesline by the end of the day!

Sarah Weeks's hilarious tale, complemented by Nadine Bernard Westcott's lighthearted illustrations, is perfect for reading aloud.

Overview

Each Monday at dawn, Mrs. Nelly McNosh brings out a barrel and does a big wash.

Mrs. McNosh's wash is certainly big-and definitely wacky. You'll be surprised to see what is hanging on her clothesline by the end of the day!

Sarah Weeks's hilarious tale, complemented by Nadine Bernard Westcott's lighthearted illustrations, is perfect for reading aloud.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A clothesline stretches throughout these pages as progressively stranger objects are hung out to dry. "A rollicking rhyme will have three year olds guffawing, with equally hilarious illustrations," noted PW. Ages 3-up. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Here, in a rhythmic, rhymed, and predictable way, young readers hear the tale of Mrs. McNosh who, on washing day, gets carried away! Everything becomes laundry to Mrs. McNosh much to the consternation of many folks, including the dog and the letter carrier! But, oblivious, Mrs. McNosh washes on. At the end of wash day, Mrs. McNosh is exhausted and so are young readers who'll have giggled themselves silly. The story, though predictable and slight, does provide the humorous situation. But it is Ms. Westcott's cartoon illustrations, with her characteristic outrageous characters and comically radiant palette that ignite the laughs.
School Library Journal
PreS--This cheerful, clever poem about a woman obsessed with washing things of all kinds and hanging them out on her endless clothesline should elicit plenty of giggles from preschoolers. Mrs. McNosh begins with the conventional dresses, underwear, shirts, and so forth, but soon moves on to such items as the newspaper, the dog, the telephone, a Christmas wreath, grandpa's dentures, two bats, and finally herself, suspended in a lounge chair. A brisk meter, bouncy rhythm, and frequent repetition make the book perfect for reading aloud. Splashy double-page spreads of cartoons in bright colors show a vigorous, smiling washerwoman scrubbing everything in a barrel of bubbly water and clothespinning her strange laundry to the line. A storytime must.--Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694010769
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Growing Tree Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
845,948
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sarah Weeks is an author, singer, and songwriter. Her many books for children include the My First I Can Read Book Splish, Splash!, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, and the middle-grade novel regular guy. Ms. Weeks lives in New York City.

Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated numerous books for children, including How to Grow a Picket Fence by Mary Louise Cuneo and two popular children's songs: There's a Hole in the Bucket and Over the River and Through the Wood. She has also illustrated another book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: I Can Tell by Touching by Carolyn Otto. Ms Westcott lives on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts.

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Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was great fun to read with my almost three year old daughter! She got such a kick out of seeing what Mrs. McNosh was going to wash and hang on her clothesline next. We've not laughed so hard about a book before! A really silly and fun book! I liked it so much after we checked it out at the library, that I'm buying it for her birthday! She'll be so excited!