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The car washing street

by Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Clairton Public Library Fiction J PATR
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  J PATR
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PAT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E PAT
Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E PAT COMMUNITY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Even though his parents do not own a car, Matthew looks forward to Saturday mornings when all the people on his street wash their cars.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3-7. Every Saturday morning, Matthew and his father sit outside and watch their neighbors wash their cars. On one Saturday, the task is almost over when a good-natured water fight breaks out, and Matthew and his father join in with gusto. Ward's large-scale illustrations portray a sanitized cityscape filled with small apartment buildings and stoops just right for sitting. There is no litter, graffiti, or broken cement in sight, and the black and Hispanic neighbors interact with friendliness and humor. There may be no street like it in all the world, but there should be. Patrick and Ward show a father and son enjoying a commonplace event because they are sharing it. No money is spent, no distance is traveled, nothing extraordinary happens, but it's a memorable Saturday morning. A lovely picture book about life as it could be, should be, and rarely is. (Reviewed Nov. 1, 1993)0688114520Sheilamae O'Hara"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Neighborliness -- Fiction.
Automobiles -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Tambourine Books,1993
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Ward, John (John Clarence)
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0688114520 (TR)
0688114539 (LE)
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