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Joy Cowley Introduces Her Newest Characters in Pt. 4 of Her Interview

Posted by Tara Rodriquez on Aug 16, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Interview Joy Cowley Part4

 

"A little surprise at the end of the book...is like having dessert after vegetables."

- Joy Cowley

 

For the past few weeks, Mrs. Wishy-Washy author Joy Cowley has been answering readers' questions through video interviews. In this week's installment, Joy tells us all about her three newest characters: Miniboy, Mr. Tang, and Computer.

 

JC5 US MINI MiniboysTravels Cov T     JC5 US MrT MrTangsTaxiAtSea Int T     JC5 US SB CC ComputerIsBack Cov T

 

 

To watch the earlier videos, click here! To learn more about the Mrs. Wishy-Washy books, visit our website or click the images below to download information sheets on the Joy Cowley Collection and her lower-level series Joy Cowley Early Birds.

 

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Joy Cowley Divulges the Secret of the Pig in Part 3 of Her Interview!

Posted by Tara Rodriquez on Aug 9, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Interview Joy Cowley Part3

For the past few weeks, Mrs. Wishy-Washy author Joy Cowley has been answering readers' questions through video interviews. In this week's installment, she answers the question of whether it's true that the pig in the story of Mrs. Wishy-Washy did not start out as a pig! Find out what the secret of the pig is by watching the video!

 

To watch the earlier videos, click here! To learn more about the Mrs. Wishy-Washy books, visit our website or click the images below to download information sheets on the Joy Cowley Collection and her lower-level series Joy Cowley Early Birds.

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What Inspired Joy Cowley to Write Mrs. Wishy-Washy? Find Out!

Posted by Tara Rodriquez on Aug 2, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Mrs. Wishy-Washy is a perennial favorite of students and teachers alike. Author Joy Cowley has been educating and entertaining with stories featuring this character since the early 1980s. When we asked our readers what questions they would ask in an interview with Joy, some of you wanted to know what inspired her to create the character. Check out her answer in the video below!



We have Mrs. Wishy-Washy books in two series: Joy Cowley Early Birds is intended for beginning readers, with books spanning guided reading levels C–G, while the Joy Cowley Collection picks up where that series leaves off, featuring 60 books at guided reading levels G–M.

In case you happened to miss the segment of the same interview that we put out in our newsletter, it's been reposted below. In this snippet, Joy explains how she came to be a children's author.


Check back frequently for more author interviews, including the rest of this session with Joy Cowley! If you're interested in learning more about her books you can click here to visit our website or click the images below to download series highlights for her books.

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Topics: Joy Cowley Collection, Joy Cowley, Joy Cowley Early Birds, Videos, Interview, Joy Cowley Interview

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