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Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm
Joy Cowley
0399238727
May 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-Young children may be acquainted with this jolly character from Mrs. Wishy-Washy (Philomel, 1999). True to her name, the woman loves to wash everything, including her farm creatures. Tired of the "old tin tub/where all the animals go for a scrub," Mrs. Wishy-Washy's pig, cow, and duck rebel and run off to a big city, but they find it "as wild as a farm stampede." They stumble into lots of trouble and end up, dirty and tearful, in the "animal jail" from which they are soon rescued. Fuller's bold, animated watercolor-and-ink illustrations feature humorous expressions on stout, rosy-cheeked humans and silly animals. This gently rhyming text with just the right amount of tension will be a splendid choice for storytimes and welcomed by beginning readers.Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School,...


Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas
Joy Cowley
0399243445
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
PreS-Gr. 1. Mrs. Wishy-Washy thinks her farm animals need a bath for Christmas--a cold bath. No bath, no presents. The pig, the cow, and the goose are horrified that Mrs. W. expects them to break through the ice in the old tin tub and wash up. But Goose has a plan. He leads the animals into the bathroom, where Mrs. Wishy-Washy has everything from shampoo and face cream to fluffy pink towels, and he invites the gang in for a splash. The art provides much of the fun, as in the picture depicting the animals soaking in a steamy bubble bath. The animals are clean and pretty when Mrs. W. comes home, but she notes the mess, and the critters are sure their presents will be lost. Happily, in the spirit of the holiday, all is forgiven. Mrs. W. even promises to put warm water in their tin tub--as long as they leave her bath alone....


The Wishing of Biddy Malone
Joy Cowley
0399234047
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4--Biddy Malone loves to sing and dance, though she has no apparent talent for either endeavor and a temper that is described as "a fine fierce thing." When the girl storms out of the house one evening and happens on a faerie village, a beautiful male asks her for her three deepest wishes. They are "to sing as sweetly as a thrush and dance as lightly as a deer… and for a loving heart." Back home again, Biddy finds that her wishes were not granted and that she must work to accomplish these things herself. Some years later, she attracts the attention of most of the eligible young bachelors in the vicinity, but still longs for the "loveling," whose village reappears at the opportune moment so they can pledge their love for one another. Done in acrylic paint and charcoal, the artwork does...


Mrs. Wishy-Washy
Joy Cowley
0399233911
March 1999
Board Book
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Book Description
Cow, Pig, and Duck are playing in the mud, when along comes Mrs. Wishy-Washy. "Oh lovely mud," think the three friends. But Mrs. Wishy-Washy says, "Just LOOK at you!" and washes them clean: wishy-washy, wishy-washy.

But what do you think happens the moment Mrs. Wishy-Washy turns her back on this mud-loving trio? Better have a scrub brush ready!

Children around the world have laughed at the fastidious Mrs. Wishy-Washy as they first discover the joy of reading. A perfect introduction to the delightful storytelling of Joy Cowley.

Card catalog description
Mrs. Wishy-Washy washes her farm animals in her large metal tub.


Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm
Joy Cowley
0142402990
June 2006
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-Young children may be acquainted with this jolly character from Mrs. Wishy-Washy (Philomel, 1999). True to her name, the woman loves to wash everything, including her farm creatures. Tired of the "old tin tub/where all the animals go for a scrub," Mrs. Wishy-Washy's pig, cow, and duck rebel and run off to a big city, but they find it "as wild as a farm stampede." They stumble into lots of trouble and end up, dirty and tearful, in the "animal jail" from which they are soon rescued. Fuller's bold, animated watercolor-and-ink illustrations feature humorous expressions on stout, rosy-cheeked humans and silly animals. This gently rhyming text with just the right amount of tension will be a splendid choice for storytimes and welcomed by beginning readers.Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School,...


Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine
Joy Cowley
0399242031
February 2005
Board Book
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Book Description
For twenty-five years, children all over the world have delighted in Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her cleaning adventures. Now she's got a scrubbing machine to help her, but it has a mind of its own! Will the scrubbing machine get Mrs. Wishy-Washy in over her head . . . in suds? Children will cheer Mrs. Wishy-Washy on in this entertaining board book, just right for small (and sometimes messy) hands.

About the Author
Joy Cowley is known by teachers, librarians, and children the world over from her native New Zealand to South Africa to the United States as both writer and reading specialist.


Rusty, Trusty Tractor
Joy Cowley
1563978733
September 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A boy doesn't understand his grandfather's love of a worn-out old tractor until he witnesses its dependability for himself. "An easygoing pace and down-home diction invite readers into a warm family story filled with nuggets of wisdom," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-This quiet picture book celebrates the connection between an old farmer and his 50-year-old tractor. Granpappy's commitment to his old friend is frustrating for Mr. Hill, a tractor salesman, and a bit mysterious to his young grandson Micah. After all, it has cracked tires, a worn-out seat cushion, and no cab enclosure. Mr. Hill's lot, on the other hand, is full of bright, shiny vehicles with heat, air conditioning, and...


The Wishing of Biddy Malone
Joy Cowley
0142405892
Jan 2006
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4--Biddy Malone loves to sing and dance, though she has no apparent talent for either endeavor and a temper that is described as "a fine fierce thing." When the girl storms out of the house one evening and happens on a faerie village, a beautiful male asks her for her three deepest wishes. They are "to sing as sweetly as a thrush and dance as lightly as a deer… and for a loving heart." Back home again, Biddy finds that her wishes were not granted and that she must work to accomplish these things herself. Some years later, she attracts the attention of most of the eligible young bachelors in the vicinity, but still longs for the "loveling," whose village reappears at the opportune moment so they can pledge their love for one another. Done in acrylic paint and charcoal, the artwork does...


Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Splishy Sploshy Day
Joy Cowley
0399242023
February 2005
Board Book
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Book Description
Meet the meanies. They're even messier than Mrs. Wishy-Washy's farmyard friends! Has the queen of clean finally met her match, or can she wash those meanies up and hang them out to dry? Join Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her new friends in this playful rhyming board book.

About the Author
Joy Cowley is known by teachers, librarians, and children the world over from her native New Zealand to South Africa to the United States as both writer and reading specialist.


Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses
Joy Cowley
0399232117
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Agapanthus Hum, the altogether winning heroine of Cowley's (Mrs. Wishy Washy) spunky chapter book, has an exuberance befitting her name: "she was called Hum because she was such a whizzer, humming and whizzing like a button on a string." Her rushing, twirling and cartwheeling, however, sometimes results in minor accidents and often spells trouble for her eyeglasses, which fall off and get bent and twisted. Though they warn her to be cautious, Agapanthus's parents encourage their daughter's acrobatics and also treat her to a trip to the circus, where Agapanthus is in awe of the trapeze artist ("I am going to do that," she announces). Cowley's tale features playful language, characters that have their quirks yet stay believable, and a fun-to-read pace that is sure to keep beginning readers entertained as well as a...


Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark
Jennifer Plecas
0399233229
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Joy Cowley's high-voltage heroine gets a dog in Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, illus. by Jennifer Plecas. As much fun as its predecessors, this chipper chapter book does an expert job of balancing the quirky with the everyday. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This easy-reader features Agapanthus Hum as she heads to the animal shelter to find a kitten. No cat can compare to the "squeaky little dog" that steals her heart and becomes part of the family with minimal protests from "good little Mommy" and "good little Daddy." Agapanthus's parents bolster her spirits when the puppy chews and destroys what he finds on the floor, and try to discourage her from entering the mutt in a purebred dog show. However, the child and her...


Mrs. Wishy-Washy Makes a Splash!
Joy Cowley
0399242015
September 2003
Board Book
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Book Description
Duck, Pig, Dog, and Cow know what the bubbles mean-it's bath time! But today it's no ordinary scrub down-this time it's Mrs. Wishy-Washy who ends up in the tub! Children will delight in seeing Mrs. Wishy Washy's plan turned upside down in this all-new board book, perfect for the youngest of readers.


Mr. Wishy-Washy
Joy Cowley
0399242007
September 2003
Board Book
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Book Description
Over forty million children have begun the road to reading with Mrs. Wishy-Washy, and now we get to meet her lovable husband! He's just as quirky as his wife, and just as crazy about clean! Watch Mr. Wishy-Washy tackle the dirty dishes and . . . oh no! The family cat?

Make room on the shelf next to the original Mrs. Wishy-Washy for this playful, charming board book sure to make the Wishy-Washy name a household one.


Agapanthus Hum
Joy Cowley
039923344X
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-An angel hoot "is how angels call to each other." It is also the special sound made by friends when "woggly" teeth mutate into gaping holes. Agapanthus Hum and her dog Major Bark take their hoot-and-howl act to Miss Ryan's class where an argument about angels' wings erupts and the girl's words are "lost like a raisin in a pudding." Her reaction is an attention-getting demonstration of earsplitting, whistling resonance, which is met with stunned silence-and then, "Do it again!" The next few weeks result in hoots aplenty as friend Orville perfects his own version and Agapanthus revels in the possibilities of an even more astonishing rendition of the Hum and Bark hoot-and-howl, with two woggly teeth. Plecas captures the energy, expression, and charm in the diversity of children in...


Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey
Joy Cowley
0439769876
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
When Papa sends a turkey to be fattened up for Thanksgiving, Miguel takes a liking to the friendly bird. Soon, Miguel and Gracias are going everywhere together. But Gracias isn't a pet-he's supposed to be a meal! With a little help from Abuelito, Abuelita, and Tia Rosa ((implement accents)), will Miguel be able to keep Gracias off the Thanksgiving table? This heartwarming tale will inspire readers to give thanks for family, community, and friendship.


Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Joy Cowley
0590871757
March 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Teddy bears and ducklings, eat your heart out--there's nothing cuter than a red-eyed tree frog. And award-winning photographer Nic Bishop (The Secrets of Animal Flight) roamed through the rain forests of Central America with rolls and rolls of high-speed film to prove it. Preschoolers will be captivated by the slice-of-life story that Joy Cowley and Bishop tell of this adorable amphibian: "Here is an iguana. Frogs do not eat iguanas. Do iguanas eat frogs? The red-eyed tree frog does not wait to find out." Sharp close-up photographs of near misses with a snake, a long froggy leap, a moth lunch, and a little, eyelid-exposing nap mesh perfectly with Cowley's engaging narrative. The "Did You Know?" section in the back recounts the ins and outs, ups and downs of tree-frog life. (Ages 3 to 5) --Karin Snelson

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