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The Rosie Stories Hardcover – October 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 320L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823416259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823416257
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,488,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-3-Rosie, a lively pup, lives with Mommy, Daddy, Duff, and Jessie. In the first of three related stories that use short sentences and simple language, the family eats breakfast, insisting that their pet wait to be fed until they are finished. In a minute-by-minute account of the meal, Duff tries to negotiate a moneymaking opportunity to wash the family car and announces that he wants to be called Peter; Jessie resists eating; Mommy pats hungry Rosie on the head, and more. Children are sure to be confused-or as impatient as the dog-about why she has to wait. In the second tale, the dog is home alone, and she investigates the food smells "from the tall thing kept under the sink." Mommy returns to a mess, angrily saying, "You're a very bad dog." "Out, Rosie. You are evil and wicked." Back inside and left alone again, the pet digs into the garbage, making another mess and later prompting anger from Daddy and the children. Mommy finally places a large spoon through the cabinet handles to block Rosie from the trash. In the last story, after dinner the pup joins the family workout as they watch a Jane Fonda exercise tape, which makes everyone laugh. Despite Smith's appealing, boldly colored illustrations, children may not have the heart to read to the end to witness the family's love of Rosie.
Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI
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From Booklist

Gr. 1-3. Award-winning YA novelist Voigt turns to a younger audience who are making the transition to chapter books. Rosie the dog takes center stage as she romps through the day with its ups and downs. In "Good Morning, Rosie," she waits for everyone else before she gets her breakfast, unsuccessfully trying to hurry her humans by barking their words back to them. She gets into trouble in "Hold the Fort, Rosie!" when she attempts to knock over the trash. And in the hilarious final story, "Let's Get Some Exercise, Rosie!" she gamely follows along as Mommy and the two kids exercise in front of the TV. Voigt cleverly uses Rosie's repetition of words to create a feeling of success in new readers. Just the right amount of illustrations delightfully capture Rosie's antics. Louise Brueggeman
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More About the Author

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, both part of the beloved Tillerman Cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle-grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie F. Abbott on May 3, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I lend this book to my grown-up friends and can't get it back! Most of my friends have terriers and boy, is Rosie one. I can't think about the line about the "deadbeat spoon" without having a laughing fit. The doggie description of the cereal and milk, and Jane Fonda's voice, there are just too many dog lines in this tiny book to name my favorite. The illustrator just hit the nail on the head,too. I would recommend this to your silly dog friends, hands down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Metzger on October 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My children aged 11, 4 and 3 are crazy about this book! Whatever the family members say to Rosie, Rosie "repeats" later in a very funny way ("Evil, wicked, deadbeat squirrel! Hi, I'm Rosie!") My three year old laughs all throughout and my four year old and eleven year old ask repeatedly to have it read to them. Once it was while my 79 yr. old mother was visiting and she laughed at it as well. I've pointed this book out to a lot of people at the library but we own ours - as I said, it's a repeat favorite here.
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By Janie Lander on August 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Bought this for my grandson who has a dog named Rosie.
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