Washing clothes and washing cars.
When I was small, I loved to color. One of my coloring book was showing two characters doing a different activity for everyday of the week. I remember that Monday was wash day. I grew up hearing stories from my mother and grandmother about how washing clothes was an event for which a whole day was devoted to. On warm summer days I sometimes washed my dolls clothes and hung them up to dry. Four kids later, wash day became more frequent and less of an event but I still love watching the clothes float on the line and the fresh smell they bring in with them.
by Eve Bunting
illustrated by Brad Sneed
If no one ever told you how the wash was done back in the old days, here is your chance to find out.
Car Wash by Sandra and Susan Steen
illustrated by G. Brian Karas
This book describes the car wash experience through the eyes of a child with illustrations successfully taking the readers much further.