M is for The Man Who Didn’t Wash His Dishes

(For the 2013 A to Z Blogging Challenge, I will be featuring one book each day, that begins with that day’s letter, that made an impression on me.  This means that for some reason, I didn’t just read that book and forget about it.  No, I still think about it after some period of time has passed.)

Title: The Man Who Didn’t Wash His Dishes
Author:  Phyllis Krasilovsky  Illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Original Publication Date: 1950
Date I First Read: 1980ish (My mom probably read it to us first, and then I read to my brothers.)
Basic Category: Picture Book / Children’s Fiction
Basic Summary: A man doesn’t feel like washing his dishes, so after he runs out of clean dishes, he eats from things like a soap dish and ash trays.  Soon, he is out of everything from which he can eat.   Luckily for him, he has a pick-up truck.  When it rains, he piles them all in!
What I Remember About the Book:  I pretty much remember the whole book as it is pretty silly, actually.  It made an impression on me, though, that dishes should always be washed on a regular basis! 
What I Took Away From the Book: Wash the dishes unless you have a pick-up and it going to rain hard outside. 
Rating (1-5 stars): 4.5