All over the world, in every tradition and culture, children tidy up, wash, get dressed, go to bed etc. The titles in this series look at how children learn how to take care of themselves. Using bright colour photographs and short texts, this series gives beginning readers and pre-school children a glimpse of children around the world doing everyday things, and provides them with a sense of the ways in which people's lives are the same and different the world over. How do you wash? With soap and a face cloth? With a garden hose? "Washing!" takes you around the world to find out how people get clean.
A former independent bookseller and editor, Gwenyth Swain has written a number of non-fiction titles for young children, as well as two works of historical fiction. And of course, Small World.