An original and deftly crafted story by MaryAnn Sundby that is charmingly illustrated by Tessa Blackham, "Monday Is Wash Day" is a wonderfully engaging and entertaining story from a time not so long ago. Annie and her sister help Mama with washing the clothes on Monday morning. From gathering and sorting the clothes, to washing and hanging them outside to dry, to folding and putting them away, the family works together to get the job done. "First we work and then we play." Mama smiles but walks with purpose to the porch. It's interesting to note that this is the debut artwork of Tessa Blackham whose warm, hand-painted cut-paper collages bring the reader to a time in the Midwest when doing the laundry was an all-day family chore. Unreservedly recommended for children ages 6 to 7, "Monday Is Wash Day" will prove to be a unique and enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.
Just a couple more months until this beautiful book reaches stores. Be sure to preorder your copy today!