Miss Llewellyn-Jones

Miss Llewellyn-Jones has a lot of trouble keeping her washing on the line. She loses jeans, tops, socks and knickers … but when she hangs out Teddy, things take a surprising turn. A delightfully rhythmic text and gorgeous, quirky illustrations make this a book to read again and again.

  • Release date: 2008
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press
  • Available for: $16.95 (out-of-print)
  • ISBN: 9781921361173
  • Format: Paperback

Forrestal’s text is simple but with a lovely cadence to it that makes it a perfect read-aloud. With its large, clear print and repetitive, uncomplicated text many young readers will feel confident to try to read it for themselves, especially after they have heard it read. Court’s colourful naive-art illustrations are the perfect support for Forrestal’s text; uncluttered but with sufficient interesting detail to get the reader wondering on which item each flying article of washing might land. Reminiscent of “Mrs Mopple’s Washing Line”, sadly out of print, this is sure to be read and re-read.

Annette Dale Meiklejohn — Magpies

Short­listed for: Crich­ton Award

Children’s Book Coun­cil of Aus­tralia Notable Book 2009 (Early Child­hood and Pic­ture Book of the Year categories)