I’m so thrilled to participate in 5 Days of Christmas with some of my best bloggy friends. I’m (of course) hosting the Laundry Gifts. I’ve found some new, creative laundry gifts for this year and look forward to sharing them with you.
Today we’re talking children’s books. And they all have to do with laundry.
Who knew there were so many?! Or any for that matter.
I have 4 little ones 6 and under, so children’s books are piled high here at the Hill House. And this Mama Laundry is thrilled to have found some new-to-me reads.
Each of the excerpts below are taken from Amazon’s description of the book.
We are big Mo Willems fans, thanks to my brother introducing us to The Pigeon. I’ve already ordered this one for my littles for Christmas. Can’t wait to read it!
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind… Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy’s in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
Llamas in the Laundry
My kiddos love rhyming and play-on-words. Already ordered this one too. (Love the Prime!)
Have you ever wondered if porcupines are ticklish, if fish wash, or how to say Rhinosterous? Do you know how to make a child-high sandwich? How porridge gets on the ceiling? Why uncles wear plaid? William New’s rhyming verse enacts all these situations, ranging from the madcap to the mysterious. The poems are complemented by Vivian Bevis’s full page, full colour illustrations which capture the high-spirited and impetuous qualities of the verse.
Wanda’s Washing Machine
Love the pop-up game in the back of the book. A nice surprise!
Wanda is a very messy eater! At Grandma Pearl’s Wanda spills pea soup and pink lemonade down the front of her favorite shirt. Luckily Walter the Washing Machine lives in Wanda’s kitchen. Each time Wanda shouts the magic words “Eat dirt, Walter!” Walter the Washing Machine rumbles and tumbles Wanda’s clothes clean. Follow Wanda as she gets more and more of her clothes dirty and Walter cleans them. A pop-up Walter the Washing Machine is featured on the last spread along with press-out messy clothes to wash. A good, clean, fun story—way to go, Walter!
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash
Another fun rhyming book about silly things hung on the clothesline.
Each Monday at dawn, Mrs. Nelly McNosh brings out a barrel and does a big wash. Mrs. McNosh’s wash is certainly big-and definitely wacky. You’ll be surprised to see what is hanging on her clothesline by the end of the day!
Elmo’s Wash and Dry
We own this beloved book and it is just that: beloved. Elmo’s blanket is dirty and must be washed, so his mom sends in through the washing machine. Elmo seems to allow his blanket to be washed more often than my girls!
Elmo’s blanket needs washing. Elmo waits while his blanket goes through the washer, then the dryer, and finally comes back to his arms. Dipping the book in and out of water makes bubble drawings appear and disappear in this very colorful tale.
I’m excited to join my friends in 5 Days of Christmas. There is a wide variety of Christmas topics covered, so there is a little something for everyone. Enjoy stopping by each spot this week!
A Slob Comes Clean – Getting Your Home Company Ready
Feels Like Home – Christmas Traditions
Somewhat Crunchy – Christmas with Dairy Allergies
Spell Outloud – Children’s Books
Mama’s Learning Corner – Children’s Crafts
Many Little Blessings – Edible Gifts
Sunflower Schoolhouse – Decorations
An Oregon Cottage – Christmas Cookies
Catholic Icing – Wishing Jesus Happy Birthday
The Traveling Praters – Traveling
The Homeschool Classroom – Gifts Kids Can Make
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Honey @ Sunflower Schoolhouse
I certainly had no idea that there were so many books about laundry for children. I wonder if reading my kids books about doing the laundry would encourage them to help? With 7 of us around here, there is no end to the laundry.
Ha! Worth a try 😉