The rhyme, rhythm and repetition common in Cowley's books are great for my younger readers. When high frequency words are introduced, they are done nicely in context to promote automaticity. I like how the story structure of a Mrs. Wishy-Washy adventure is linear and comical--perfect for introducing my readers to the problem and solution in fictional texts. As a series, my readers gravitate towards filling their browsing boxes with her tales when book shopping for independent reading material.
Mrs. Wishy-Washy, along with her husband, make us laugh. Her barnyard friends make me chuckle when the pretend to be sleeping when it's time to take a bath. It's adorable when a mirror is introduced to the characters for the first time. I enjoy a good mystery and am eager to find out what happened to all Mrs. Wishy-Washy's corn. All of these familiar plot lines are favorites among my students too.
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