My 3 year old daughter loves this book! She sits in bed after night time stories and I can hear her reciting it word for word. A fun and lively picture book.
My daughter has adored this book since she was about 7 months old (now 15 months). Although it's designed for children learning to read clearly much younger children will enjoy not only the story but the cleverly written rhythm and rhyme. It's a NZ classic that is part of a series that's had epic success around the world. In this story Mrs Wishy Washy gets the meanies all cleaned up after they create a splishy sploshy paint mess. Kids and adults alike will identify with the story.
Another wipe-clean board book is about to be added to the immensely popular Mrs Wishy-Washy series. Joy Cowley and Elizabeth Fuller have pooled their talents once more to tell the story of the messy meanies who decide to play splashy-sploshy with some paint they discover in the garden shed.
Then along comes a very angry Mrs Wishy-Washy! She scrub-a-dubs the ceiling, she scrub-a-dubs the door, she scrub-a-dubs the windows and then she tubs and scrubs those meanies and hangs them out to dry! Young children love the rhyming silliness of that clean-freak Mrs Wishy-Washy and the messy little creatures she encounters on her travels.Author Biography
Joy Cowley is a multi-award winning New Zealand author of over 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the phenomenally successful Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Two of her novels, The Silent One and Bow Down Shadrach have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eater have won junior fiction awards two years running. Joy was awarded an OBE in 1992 for her services to children's writing and in 2004 she was given the AW Reed Award for her contribution to New Zealand literature. Joy Cowley and her husband Terry have homes in the Marlborough Sounds and in Wellington.
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