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.
"* "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.See all Editorial Reviews
One of my favorite children's books. The edition I bought was just what I expected.Published 2 months ago by Elaine F. Fry
My daughter is delighted by this book, especially when Rose dresses up as the Queen of France and her parents don't recognize Rose (they think she is really the Queen of France!). Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by A. Coleman
My five year old daughter was completely captivated by this story. It was a delight to see this playful, imaginative young girl create her own royal world. Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by RO