DAD'S CAR WASH by Harry A. Sutherland


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After a day of playing with his cars in the dirt outdoors, it's time for John to visit Dad's carwash: the family bathtub, where Dad administers a thorough cleansing--stripping off the old paint (undressing), ""soap[ing] up the drive shafts [legs], to be sure the rear wheels had good traction,"" ""clean[ing] John's air filter, being sure to keep soap out of the headlights,"" and finally topping up John's oil and gas (with a bedtime story and a cup of cocoa). Meanwhile, as Dad scrubs John, a small green dinosaur performs the same operations on a red coupe. Chambliss' straightforward illustrations reflect all the humor and delight of this loving, imaginative game. Just right for refueling the imagination--why not put an extra copy in your parents' collection?

Pub Date: April 1st, 1988
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum