Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas

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by Joy Cowley, Elizabeth Fuller
     
 

It�s Christmas, and that means Mrs.Wishy-Washy wants her animals asclean as shiny new tacks. In fact, if they don�t scrub themselves from foot to head before she returns from shopping, they won�t get their presents! But it�s sooo cold in the big red barn. Duck knows a better bath�one with warm water and pink bubbles. But if Mrs.Wishy-Washy finds out, they can kiss… See more details below

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It�s Christmas, and that means Mrs.Wishy-Washy wants her animals asclean as shiny new tacks. In fact, if they don�t scrub themselves from foot to head before she returns from shopping, they won�t get their presents! But it�s sooo cold in the big red barn. Duck knows a better bath�one with warm water and pink bubbles. But if Mrs.Wishy-Washy finds out, they can kiss their Christmas presents good-bye! Joy Cowley and Elizabeth Fuller have brought Mrs.Wishy-Washy and her animals back for this wonderfully warm (and sudsy!) story just right to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. Believing they need a pre-holiday scrub, Mrs. Wishy-Washy commands the critters to lather up in a cold tin tub in the snowy barnyard while she runs an errand. However, the duck has a better idea, and leads a slushy parade indoors to a pink bathtub-and warm, perfumey, bubble-bath heaven. It's more of same-in the best of ways-from the accomplished creative Wishy-Washy duo, who delivers consistently jaunty verse and spry and silly ink-and-watercolor scenes. Ages 2-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In this latest addition to the series, Mrs. Wishy-Washy's favorite animals (a cow, a pig and a duck) are left alone with instructions to take a bath outdoors in a tub of icy water. Instead, they creep into the farmhouse and take a relaxing bubble bath with "rose pink soap" in the fancy pink bathroom. Due to the warm spirit of the holiday season, Mrs. Wishy-Washy forgives the worried but clean animals for invading her house and rewards them with their own bath-themed Christmas gifts. Cowley is an old pro at this appealing format: pitch-perfect, rhyming text with a catchy rhythm, rich vocabulary such as "splashes and sploshes" and amusing antics causing exaggerated reactions. Fuller's charming watercolor illustrations are a major component of Mrs. Wishy-Washy's appeal, and her sweetly funny animals and delightful added touches (pink monogrammed towels in the bathroom, for example) add another layer of whimsical humor. Though the series was developed for new readers, this offering also will work well as a read-aloud for younger children. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399243448
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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