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

By Eve Bunting Illustrated by Brad Sneed Read by Elizabeth Cottle Children’s Fiction / Fiction English Age group 3-8 9m Sell Sheet Also available on
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
1 Video DVD December 23, 2014 $22.99 $22.99 9781633793583 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.

“This gentle glimpse into times gone by will resonate with audiences who may be unfamiliar with just how labor-intensive laundry day used to be, and it will pair well with social studies units focusing on life in the late 1800s.” - School Library Journal (video review)

“Narrator Elizabeth Cottle’s sweet, youthful voice sounds appropriately older when she portrays Grandma, and the camera leisurely pans Brad Sneed’s pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, filled with historical details. Young viewers will get a glimpse of a quieter time when daily chores involved hard work and generations depended upon one another for help” - Booklist (video review)

"The large illustrations, created in watercolor and pencil, add a great deal to the scene... A fine addition to a social studies unit." - School Library Journal