cover image Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine

Joy Cowley. Philomel Books, $5.99 (18pp) ISBN 978-0-399-24203-8

The zaftig washerwoman of the Mrs. Wishy-Washy series stars in two board book versions of classic adventures by Joy Cowley, illus. by Elizabeth Fuller. Troll-like meanies splash paint all over the garden shed before they pay for their shenanigans with a vigorous scrubbing in Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Splishy-Sploshy. The heroine goes a bit too far when she can't turn off her deluxe cleaning machine and ends up with bubbles in her hair and a soapy flower bed in Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine. .