Monday, April 8, 2013

Mrs. Wishy-Washy

I was so excited to be contacted by the people at Hameray Publishing to review 2 of their Mrs. Wishy-Washy books!  The two books are from their new book collections of leveled readers for Kindergarten to 2nd grade classrooms.  They are from The Joy Cowley Collection and The Joy Cowley Early Birds Collection from author Joy Cowley!  The books can be purchased as a set or individually.  Read the review and then check out a huge contest, and a mini-giveaway!

The first book I had the opportunity to review was "Wishy-Washy Clothes" by Joy Cowley.



This book comes from The Joy Cowley Early Birds Collection.  The book has the repetitive phrase "The ____ put on the _______.  Children can easily figure out what goes in the blanks by using the pictures.  It's a silly book as it has animals putting on the clothes.  The back of the book includes great questions for Before, During, and After reading.  It also tells you the comprehension skill that the questions focus on, features of text in the story, and the high frequency (sight) words.  Excellent book for guided reading groups or independent readers for middle of the year first graders.  The guided reading level is F or intervention level 9.

The 2nd book, I had the opportuity to review comes from The Joy Cowley Collection and is called "Mrs. Wishy-Washy and the Big Wash" by Joy Cowley.



This book tells the story of Mrs. Wishy-Washy not having any water to do the wash so she gathers the animals in the back of her truck and heads to town to find water.  They go to different places in town.  Will they find the water for the wash?  You will have to read this great book to find out!  This book is excellent for guided reading or independent reader toward the end of 1st grade or beginning of 2nd grade.  It is a guided reading level I or intervention level 15.  It would also make a great read aloud.  It also has the features of text (onomatopoeia is one), before, during, and after questions and activities, and the comprehension skills.

Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review.  All opinions are my own and this is not a compensated post.

How would you like to win or help a teacher win 90 new titles from The Joy Cowley Collection and The Joy Cowley Early Birds Collection by Joy Cowley?  You will also get finger puppets and 3 audio CDs valued at over $400!  Click the picture to check out the contest!



I am also thrilled to host a mini giveaway for a Mrs. Wishy-Washy Big Book!  The big book will be for Mrs. Wishy-Washy and The Big Wash.  See the review of the smaller version that I reviewed above.  Fill out the Rafflecopter Form to enter the giveaway!  The giveaway will go live at midnight eastern on the 9th and it will end at 11:59pm Eastern on the 14th of April 2013.  Be sure to also visit Hameray Publishing on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/hameray/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Hameray  Remember you get entries on Rafflecopter for the giveaway by following them on Pinterest and liking them on facebook!

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Share with us in the comments what Mrs. Wishy-Washy activities you do with your students.

Thanks for hoppin' by Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings.  Keep on smiling!


12 comments:

  1. I love Mrs Wishy Washy! Plus my kids have read so many Joy Cowley books in the past when I was a reading teacher.. very popular author!!

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    1. Laura, I am so happy to hear that! I agree she is very popular. :-)

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  2. Honestly, I have never read a Mrs. Wishy Washy book. I will do that the first opportunity I get! :-)

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    1. Donna, glad to hear that you'll check them out and hope your kids will too. The books are so funny!!!

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  3. Love Mrs. Wishy Washy! Thanks for the review and the contest:)

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    1. Glad to hear it! You are welcome. Good luck!!!

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  4. My students love Mrs. Wishy Washy for the last 15 years. I can hardly wait to read about her new adventures.

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    1. So excited to hear that! Thanks so much and good luck!

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  5. I haven't read Mrs. Wishy Washy to my kids...it seems like I'm and they are missing out on a great book! I will see if I can find it at the library if I dont win :)

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    1. Lisa,
      They will love Mrs. Wishy Washy!!! There are loads of different books about her so if you don't find this one, I'm sure you'll find some of them. Just look for Joy Cowley as author! Good luck!

      Brian

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  6. I have heard other teachers reading this book and the children laughing. But I haven't read this book myself. Thanks for the great giveaway! =)

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  7. How funny....so does she find water? I love that it gives you questions to see if the students are really listening. Great giveaway!

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