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

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.

- Tara Rodriquez