Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Date: December 2014
Duration: 0 hours 9 minutes
It is washday. 'Are you ready for work, Lizzie girl?' Grandma asks. 'I am,' Lizzie replies. It's hard for her to set aside her plans for a tea party, but she rolls up her sleeves. Together, Lizzie and Grandma haul the steaming washtub to the workbench and shave lye soap into the boiling water. They rub, rub, rub the clothes over the washboard, pull them through the wringer, and hang them out to dry. In the end, the satisfaction of a job well done, an unexpected guest, and a loving gesture make Lizzie's washday just about perfect.
"The large illustrations, created in watercolor and pencil, add a great deal to the scene... A fine addition to a social studies unit." - School Library Journal
"Graceful pencil and watercolor illustrations include historically accurate details while the soft palette captures the warmth and love between the two workers." - Booklist