Doing the Washing by Sarah Garland


Doing the Washing by Sarah Garland

Sarah Garland's classic series of pre-school books look at every aspect of busy, noisy, muddly family life. In Doing the Washing we join the family as they load up the washing machine, hang up the wet clothes and enjoy a well-earned story and cup of tea when all the work is done.


There is much to wonder in the everyday lives of children, which is captured wonderfully by Sarah Garland. Well illustrated and represents very real families in their busy noisy, muddled but lovelable and endearing lives. The simple sentences and familiar phrases correlate directly with the text making them ideal reading for emergent readers. EYE

About the Author

Sarah Garland

Sarah Garland is a much-loved author/illustrator who has published more than 40 books. The daughter of a publisher and illustrator, she trained as a typographer at the London College of Printing. She has written many books for children, and also books for adults on herbs and their uses. During her childhood in the New Forest and in recent years she has concentrated on growing a very wide variety of herbs to use in her kitchen, and to treat minor ailments.

She lives in Chedworth, Gloucestershire.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

19th March 2009



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