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PreS-Gr 2-With a few props from the make-believe basket and a royal imagination, Rose transforms into the Queen of France. She then sets out searching for Rose. (Later Rose goes in search of the Queen, but, alas, the two never meet.) The child's parents lovingly fulfill their roles, playing along and encouraging their daughter's imaginative game. When the Queen suggests that she'd like to trade places with Rose, the adults agree, but admit they would miss her terribly. Of course the Queen of France takes off her crown in the end, and Rose comes to dinner. The text is at once both quiet and lively, creating a three-dimensional character. It will read easily for the first or one hundredth time-it's a story that will never grow tired. Soft, delicate cartoons in ink, watercolor, and gouache capture the essence of Rose and her alter ego. With minimal line, the illustrator creates real, engaging characters. Several pages of text are decorated with simple frames of stars, crowns, and roses. The quiet simplicity is feminine without the frou-frou and frills. Rose will be an inspiration for many young princesses and a great character to share with small groups or one-on-one.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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"* "An irresistible celebration of make-believe... an entertainment fit for kings." (Sunday Times) * A sweet, funny domestic story with an endearingly feisty yet feminine young protagonist. * Moment after moment of gorgeous comedy as Rose enacts her vision of regal majesty. * Fabulous illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton, the illustrator of the bestselling Bear and Mouse books." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 400L (What's this?)
  • Series: Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (March 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763641022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763641023
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 0.4 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,215,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Kennen on March 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover
"When Rose woke up that morning, she felt royal." So starts the sweet and quirky picture book. With a change of her outfit, the little girl named Rose is transformed into the "Queen of France."

The Queen talks to Rose's mother and father, finding out about their daily lives and searching for Rose. Then with a change of clothing again, she becomes Rose, and hunts for the Queen. Throughout the book, she switches back and forth between personas. Sometimes it seems better to be Queen (like when she has to clean her room) and sometimes it seems better to be normal Rose (when she pricks her finger and wants parental support). Which will be better in the end? And which will win the hearts of Rose's parents?

The illustrations are great, and this is a fun book to read out loud, because you can give Rose/the Queen two different voices. I also love how the parents play along with Rose's game. The book is more complex than your average non-literary picture book and the lesson behind it might be lost on the youngest readers, but otherwise this book is a good choice for the imaginative princess (or queen...) in your life. My daughter gives it five stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Young Mensan BookParade on May 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book was about a little girl named Rose who kept dressing up as the Queen of France and switching back to herself. As The Queen she kept asking questions about Rose and trading places with her but decided she would not because her parents would miss her.

Other kids would enjoy it because kids like to dress up and pretend.

My favorite part was when Rose, as The Queen, says "Ouch! I have pricked my royal finger!" and when Rose, As The Queen, tells her mom "I am shocked...that you do your own cooking."
Another favorite part is when her mom says she will miss her infinity times infinity.

My favorite picture is of Rose Dressing up with her arm stretching out with all the silk hanging off her arm.

The book is special because your family loving you is more important than being The Queen of France and not having to clean your room or cook, unless of course you are The Queen and you have a family that loves you.

Ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 45 and 46 would like it. Girls might like it more because it is dress up and make believe from a girls point of view. But boys might also like it because in the end she dresses up scary.

Review by Young Mensan Sadie, Age 6 Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KO on October 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I know The Queen of France is geared for slightly older children, but my 22 month old daughter loves this book! She loves watching Rose transition into the Queen of France and has started dressing up herself. The story is so sweet and we both enjoy reading it over and over. This one has longevity - I can see it being a part of our daily reading for many years! We would love to see more of Rose's adventures!
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By Debnance at Readerbuzz on December 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Rose decides she is royal when she wakes up, so she becomes the Queen of France. She seeks out Rose's mother, but no one knows where Rose is. She pricks her finger on a rose plant and goes back to her room to become Rose again. Now no one can locate the Queen of France, so Rose returns to her room. Again, she becomes Queen of France and asks Rose's mother if it would be possible for her to change places with Rose as she is weary of being queen.

"'Just how much will you miss her?' the queen asked.

`I will miss her infinity times infinity,' said Rose's mother.

`That is a very large amount,' said the queen."

So the Queen of France decides that Rose is too precious to be replaced. Which, of course, she is.

Absolutely delightful tale of how much parents and their children love each other.
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This is my "go to" gift book. Everyone I have given a copy to has loved it. My nieces have read it again and again. But unlike many other children's books, adults will not be bored reading this at story time. Tim Wadham is a delightful story teller and the illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton are the perfect accompaniment for this sweet tale of the joys of pretend and the comfort of just being who we are -- loved by our parents. I look forward to more from this author.
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