Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 17: Wishing for a Washing

The animals in the next farm book enjoy taking a bath as much as my G does. In case you didn’t read into my momma-sarcasm (smile) I better say: Bath time negotiations continue in the D household these days.   

In Joy Cowley’s book entitled Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm a barnyard trio run away to the city due to the detested baths in an old tin tub.


Wishy-washy. Wishy-washy.
“Quack!” the duck moans.
“I’ve got suds in my feathers
and aches in my bones.”


The author repeats the words “wishy-washy” throughout the book.  Phonetically this phrase is not something a toddler hears often, and I can tell G likes the way the words sound. Illustrator Elizabeth Fuller draws the farm-owning Mrs. Wishy Washy with a bandana wrapped around her hair and bright pink cheeks.  The details on most pages encourage labeling and also the reasons why baths are fun.  Bubbles.  Water.  A dirty cow.  “Are you ready for a bath?” I ask G.     


Once we actually get G into the bathtub these days, then the negotiations begin for our exit.  Something tells me G secretly thinks baths are fun.

What are you reading your little one after bath time tonight?


My Library List:

Preview Day: 30 Days of Farm Kid Stories
Day 1: One Moment
Day 2: Perfect Pizza
Day 3: Our Heartland
Day 4: Pasta Fistful
Day 5: One Fast Grower
Day 6: Farmer Seuss
Day 7: Just One Cookie?
Day 8: Frowns Turn into Smiles
Day 9: BOO-HA

Day 10: Big Red Barn
Day 11: Magic with Vegetables

Day 12: Call to Action

Day 13: BOOM

Day 14: Ponies and Cowboys
Day 15: Value to our Trees
Day 16: Tractor Time

Our blogging host Holly Spangler writes “30 Days on a Prairie Farm” this month on her blog: My Generation.


  1. love it Lauren, 17 days down...........can't wait for day 18! I am going to miss this with my morning coffee.

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