Monday, March 25, 2013

It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones!


 
It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones!
by Warren Hanson, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
Simon & Schuster, 2013.  Unpaged.  Picture Book.

     Like many homemakers, Mrs. Jolly Bones reserves specific days of the week for specific jobs.  On Monday she gathers up the dirty clothes, washes, dries, irons, and folds them--and then throws them out the window "so they brighten up the street." Tuesday is gardening day.  Don't ask.  There's a cow on the terrace along with the vegetables, and on cleaning day she finishes up her work and then has a nice scrub in the toilet bowl.  Mrs. Jolly Bones is cheerful and hardworking and, shall we say, a bit unconventional in a way little kids will love.  Tricia Tusa's pictures are, as always, a delight.

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