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Overview

One day when Mrs. Gillis is giving her daughter a bath, Petronilla cries, "Wash on!" "Wash off, dear," Mrs. Gillis corrects her. But Petronilla's words seem to have power. The blue of the washcloth has stained the girl's cheek. And that is only the beginning. Colors start transferring between every object Petronilla touches. And every person. And every person who touches an object that has been touched. Before long, the entire world is a spreading mess of colors, and only Petronilla can stop it. But will she?

Translated from Barbouillette by Michèle Marineau, Wash On! is a gleeful adventure with an appealingly mischievous heroine. Manon Gauthier's mixed-media illustrations are both innovative and charming, inviting young readers into a world where the words of a child have the power to change everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772780185
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publication date: 04/27/2018
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Michèle Marineau is an award-winning writer and translator of books for young people. She studied medicine, art history, and translation at the Université de Montréal and worked as a freelance editor for several years. Her first novel, Cassiopée ou l’été polonaise, won the Governor General’s Award for French-Language Children’s Literature in 1988; her other prestigious awards include the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Prix Alvine Bélisle, and the Prix 12/17 Brive-Montréal. Michèle lives in Montreal.

Manon Gauthier is a graphic artist who made the leap to picture book illustration in 2006. After her first book was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, she dedicated herself entirely to illustration, and to giving presentations and art workshops in schools across Quebec. A flexible artist, Manon works in many media, including gouache, pencils, and paper collage. She lives in Montreal.

Erin Woods has been translating children's books since 2015, and has loved them all her life. She would like to thank her parents for forcing her into French Immersion, even though at five years old she was sure it was the end of the world - or at least her social life. Erin lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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