Lizzie helps her grandma on washday in this celebration of tradition and hard work.

By Eve Bunting Read by Elizabeth Cottle Children’s Fiction / Family Life / Historical English, Unabridged 9m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs December 23, 2014 $14.99 $12.99 9781633795150 Add to Cart
							It is washday. "Are you ready for work, Lizzie girl?" Grandma asks. "I am," Lizzie replies. It's hard for her to set aside her plans for a tea party, but she rolls up her sleeves. Together, Lizzie and Grandma haul the steaming washtub to the workbench and shave lye soap into the boiling water. They rub, rub, rub the clothes over the washboard, pull them through the wringer, and hang them out to dry. In the end, the satisfaction of a job well done, an unexpected guest, and a loving gesture make Lizzie's washday just about perfect.

"Narrator Elizabeth Cottle is fabulous, especially as a slightly raspy grandma. This sweet snapshot of simpler (though not easier!) times will be enjoyed by all." - School Library Journal (audio review)

"Graceful pencil and watercolor illustrations include historically accurate details while the soft palette captures the warmth and love between the two workers." - Booklist