Tuesday 3 April 2018

Wash On!

Finished March 15
Wash On! by Michèle Marineau, illustrated by Manon Gauthier, translated by Erin Woods

This lovely tale of a young girl who finds the magical power of words while taking a bath, will delight all young readers. Petronilla insists on saying "Wash on," instead of "Wash off," when her mother gives her a bath, and the color of the washcloth transfers to her cheek. As Petronilla continues to insist on washing on, the colors of everything she touches transfer to other objects, and the phenomenon spreads to other people. As the colors transfer, it becomes difficult to distinguish between objects, and things get very messy.
The fun of imagining such a thing happening is enhanced by the illustrations showing color moving to other objects and the confusion it causes.
A fun book.

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