THE CAR WASHING STREET by Denise Lewis Patrick

THE CAR WASHING STREET

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 On a summer day, Matthew enjoys a familiar happening: Though his family doesn't own a car, he and Daddy--on a tidy street of brownstones with generous stoops--watch their neighbors wash theirs. As the day heats up, Daddy talks of going in, but just then a dropped hose, wetting somebody's hat, starts a friendly water fight, with kids joining the grownups and a hydrant opened to make sure everyone gets really wet. A simple story, celebrating the joys of a special kind of good fun; Ward captures the good humor in admirable style, in open, realistic paintings that depict these African-Americans and their Latino neighbors as vibrant, friendly, and full of purpose. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-11452-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1993




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