Laundry Day by Maurie J. ManningLaundry Day by Maurie J. Manning

Laundry Day

byMaurie J. Manning

Hardcover | April 17, 2012

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In a picture book that blends realism and fantasy, a shoeshine boy is surprised when apiece of red silk falls from the sky. Trying to find its owner, he ventures up and downfire escapes, back and forth across clotheslines, and into the company of the colorfullydiverse people who live in the tenement. Lively pages laid out in multiple panels, witha few words of text in dialogue balloons, capture the exhilarating action, and foreignlanguagephrases are translated on the endpapers. There is a cheerful side to a neighborhoodpacked with people of different origins-the opportunity to make friendsacross race lines, culture lines, and clotheslines!
Maurie J. Manning is the author/illustrator of Kitchen Dance and has illustrated numerous other children's books, some of which she also wrote. She and her children live in Stockton, California. Visit her online at and on Twitter @mauriejmanning.
Title:Laundry DayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.35 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547241968

ISBN - 13:9780547241968


Editorial Reviews

Everything teems with movement and life - completely beguiling." - Kirkus, starred review"There's much to discover in the varied, well-paced frames of this graphic picture book." - Horn Book "A vivid, warmhearted picture book? Manning's pages are exuberance itself as her hero balletically bounds from frame to frame." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"[A] charming picture book with graphic-novel elements? The atmospheric illustrations will draw in young readers and make them feel as if they are pushing their way through the crowded streets, climbing up fire escapes, and swinging from laundry lines along with the shoeshine boy." - School Library Journal "The hustle-and-bustle setting provides another visual treat, matched by the warm exuberance of the boy's neighborly adventure." - Booklist "