Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

A Drawing Contest and Memories of Mrs. Wishy-Washy

We all grow up but the memories of our favorite children’s books will always be with us. Today, I want to share second-grade teacher Alexandra Bowe’s story about Mrs. Wishy-Washy. 

At the recently held Literacy for All Conference in Providence we had the honor to meet Alexandra Bowe who stopped by our booth to see some of Joy Cowley’s new books. During this visit, Alex was excited to share one of her fondest memories of Mrs. Wishy-Washy from when she herself was a young student. In 1990, she entered into a Mrs. Wishy-Washy drawing competition together with hundreds of other students from around the country. Alex did not only compete but was also one of the winners (representing New York state) of the competition earning a well-deserved prize: A Mrs. Wishy-Washy book.

Take a look at Alex’s winning contribution to the drawing competition!

Thank you, Alexandra Bowe, for sharing your story, pictures, and childhood memories of Wishy-Washy with us.

Hameray will be launching its own 2017 Mrs. Wishy-Washy drawing contest very soon. If you’d like to be alerted, please sign up here.