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Rosie to the Rescue Hardcover – April 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805064869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805064865
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,775,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-Dealing with a common preschooler fear, this amusing book will hit the spot with apprehensive youngsters. Rosie the squirrel worries that her mother and father won't come home. She asks her Aunt Lily, "What if something happened? What if- what if- a tiger ate them?" And then she answers her own question: "But I would rescue them-. I would chase that tiger until he let them free." After several scary speculations about her parents' fate, all solved by Rosie, the two return-exactly on time. Chorao's gouache, colored-pencil, and pen-and-ink illustrations are full of humor and action, and bursting with color. The intrepid, endearing heroine is shown coping with every imaginary emergency with insouciance as her aunt admires her bravery.
Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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PreS. Rosie, an exuberant young squirrel, anxiously awaits her parents' return. Settled on the couch with her aunt, Lily, Rosie begins to imagine horrible scenarios--her parents fall prey to a tiger, a giant bird, a sea serpent, a tidal wave, a hungry fox--that are followed by Rosie's proud explanation of how she would come to the rescue. Finally her parents appear, just when they said they would. Roberts' short, lively text has an appealing, repetitive rhythm, bouncing between Rosie's apocalyptic fears and her swaggering heroics, a contrast that's nicely echoed in Aunt Lily's comments, "That would be horrible!" and "Aren't you brave!" Chorao's illustrations, rendered in gouache, pencil, and ink, capture wild scenes of disaster and rescue, ending in Rosie's cozy home, with the wide-eyed, irresistible Rosie, surrounded by tiger bookends, a stuffed fox, and other things that inspired her visions of disaster. A lively, lighthearted spin on a common fear. Gillian Engberg
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
In this charming and reassuring story, Rosie, a little squirrel, is worried her parents won't come home. As she sits and chews peanuts with her babysitter, Aunt Lily, she imagines all sorts of things that could have happened to them. But with each worry ("What if a tiger ate them?"), Rosie also imagines a solution ("I would chase that tiger until he let them free!") And of course, in the end, Rosie's parents do come home, "right on time." Delightful artwork colorfully depicts Rosie's fantasies and the warm and cozy, hug-filled ending. A gentle, amusing, satisfying approach to the universal fear of separation from parents.
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