Can I crow for a minute? Today marks the pub day of Jessixa Bagley’s 3rd picture book! Laundry Day tells the story of Tic and Tac, two badger brothers with a penchant for getting into trouble. It’s playful, it’s fun, it’s funny, and you’ll want to pick it up and read it again and again. But as they used to say on Reading Rainbow, you don’t have to take my word for it! Laundry Day is a JLG selection and has earned two starred reviews.
“Gorgeous, detailed watercolor illustrations highlight each page and truly bring this tale to life. VERDICT A must-buy for any library, this simple but joyful book will be a hit whether read one-on-one or shared with a group.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“Bagley, who dealt with more somber themes in Boats for Papa and Before I Leave, uses her tidy, detailed rendering style to great comic effect.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Cleverly plotted and skillfully crafted, this humorous story manages to convey both adult and child perspectives. A good choice for one-on-one sharing; make sure to allow time to savor the illustrative details.”—Booklist
“This tale of badger mischief is excellent both as a read-aloud and as a book for beginning readers.”—Kirkus Reviews
If you’re in the Seattle area, Jessixa is hosting a book launch TONIGHT (February 7th) at Secret Garden Books in Seattle at 7pm!
She’ll be doing a reading and there are laundry-themed cookies for the munching (Jessixa promises the cookies are laundry-themed not flavored!). And in conjunction with the book’s theme of clothes, Jessixa is organizing a donation drive at the launch for YouthCare, a Seattle non-profit that helps homeless youth in the city. For more info about YouthCare, visit: http://www.youthcare.org/
Congratulations, Jessixa! We are so proud of you!