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Title:
The scrubbly-bubbly car wash
Author:
O'Garden, Irene.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollins Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Summary:
Rhythmic, rhmyming text describes what happens as a car goes through a car wash.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 68951.
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ISBN:
9780694008711

9780060294861
Format :
Book

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Summary

"What do we get for driving far? A crusty, dusty, dirty car. Now are we to get it clean? The bathtub? Or the washing machine?" Bring your car to The Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash. In cascading verse and bold pictures, Irene O'Garden and Cynthia Jabar will soap it and rinse it and mop it and dry it. When you drive out, your car will sparkle and shimmer, glisten and glimmer, arid you'll be chanting the catchy refrain. Roll up your windows and get ready for the wash of a lifetime!


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Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 1. Rhyming, cumulative text accompanies cheerful, soft-focus illustrations in this introduction to what happens inside a car wash. Children may already know that cars aren't washed in the bathtub or a washing machine, but they'll giggle when the question is posed. The normal process that takes place in the car wash--rinsing, soaping, drying, and polishing--seems lots of fun here. The Scrubbly-Bubbly Car Wash is shaped like a girl's face. Sparkly sunglasses adorn her eyes and dirty cars enter through her open mouth. The whole thing is done in bubble-gum pink and other electric colors that evoke 1950s' car culture. Inside the wash, blue bubbles abound as the extra-long, pink-and-red sedan is cleaned. Little ones who enjoy riding in the car as it slides through a wash will enjoy this humorous, colorful take; those who haven't had the experience yet will probably want to go along next time their parents head off to bathe the car. --Diane Foote


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This effervescent picture book features bouncy rhymes and frothy artwork in cotton-candy hues. When faced with "A crusty, dusty, dirty car," two enthusiastic siblings and their father know just where to go. Once inside the car wash, the children describe the sights and sounds that make it so appealing. The language is filled with tongue-twisting alliteration and quick rhythms that echo the even pace of the machinery, as "Soapy floppy brushes mop/from our tires to our top" and "Steamy sprays beyond the brushes/rinse us down in luscious rushes." Throughout the story, descriptive, rhyming phrases are added, culminating in a buoyant final sentence that makes a great ending. Infused with vivid colors and swirling textures, the stylized artwork has a modern, upbeat look. Bubbles float throughout the pages; the rounded faces and features of the children accentuate these circles, while the long, angular shape of the car provides an interesting contrast. Pair this with Sandra Steen and Susan Steen's Car Wash (Putnam, 2001) for two different views from the inside of a favorite destination.-Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.