Between the Lions

Season 6 Episode 1

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash / Knuffle Bunny

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Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash / Knuffle Bunny
"Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash" Theo reads Leona the story Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash, written by Sarah Weeks and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, about a woman who hangs up everything in sight on her clothesline, not just clothes. The story gives Leona an idea. Segments throughout the story focus on words with the "ir" and "er" sounds. "Knuffle Bunny" The way Leona loves her bunny, Lovey, reminds Theo of a story about another bunny. He reads her Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. In the story, a little girl loses her stuffed bunny at the laundromat. Segments throughout the story focus on words with the "uh" sound. This story also features poem "Ode to a Washing Machine" by Rebecca Kai Dotlich.moreless
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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Sigourney Weaver serves as the Designated Reader to Lionel for this episode.

      • Fun With Chicken Jane: Chicken Jane and the Muddy Bunny is featured in this segment of the show.

      • Gawain's Word: Gawain visits Blend Mart for more exciting action when Sir K and Sir Itty blend together to form "kitty."

      • The Adventures of Cliff Hanger: Cliff Hanger spots a very big ape carrying a basket of dirty laundry in Adventure 30: Cliff Hanger and the Dirty Purple Shirt. He consults his Survival Manual, which advises him to curl inside a very big, dirty shirt and hurl himself into the basket. Unfortunately, the ape flings him back. Cliff Hanger moans that he's cursed. And that's why he's called Cliff Hanger!

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Theo: (regarding "Knuffle Bunny") It's a cautionary tale.
        Leona: Ooh. What's a cautionary tale?

      • Monkey: Oh, hey. Everything I Always Wanted to Know I Learned from My Laundry. Heh heh. Great book.
        Theo: (enthusiastic) Yeah, yeah.
        Monkey: Changed my life.
        Theo: Oh, yeah, yeah. That chapter on lost socks gave me new hope.

      • Leona: I wish I could hang myself up in a comfortable chair.
        Theo: Aw, I'll be your comfortable chair, honey.

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