This week’s #FF is a flannelization of one of my all-time favorite picture books:
You could have knocked me over with a feather when I found out this brilliant book is out of print. (published in 1980…It’s almost as old as me!) I must have made my family read it about a zillion times when I was little. It’s a very silly, sweet story about getting dirty, and getting clean.
I made animals double sided so that they are dirty on one side:
and clean on the other (see below).
You can download this pattern from makinglearningfun.com
But here’s my flannelized version of the best book in the whole world:
“Oh, lovely mud,” said the cow, and she jumped in it.
“Oh, lovely mud,” said duck, and she paddled in it.
“Oh, lovely mud,” said pig, and he rolled in it.
Along came Mrs. Wishy-Washy.
“Just look at you!” She screamed. “In the tub you go.”
She puts them in the tub, one-by-one, and washes them clean. She begins with the cow. Then,
In went the duck wishy-washy, wishy-washy
“That’s better,” said Mrs. Wishy-Washy. And she went back into the house.
I won’t spoil the ending if you haven’t read it. This is a great story to pair with one of my all-time favorite chants/rhymes:
Mud is very nice to feel All squishy squashy between your toes! I’d rather wade in wiggly mud than smell a yellow rose. Nobody else but the rose-bush knows how nice mud feels between the toes.