Books by Melodye Benson Rosales

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The story is just as stuffed, wordy beyond effect, and without personality; the cautionary elements are thoroughly diluted, and the only suspense—in the encounter with the weasel—quickly dissipates. (Picture book/folklore. 3-8)"
Rosales spins the story of the three bears with African-American elements; Leola, in the Goldilocks role, runs off to do what she wants, in spite of her grandmother's warning not to go astray. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Grimes and Rosales succeed in imparting the small, telling moments in loving relationships. (Poetry. 10-13)"
Poems about love indeed hopscotch among the generations, and every one of the 22 entries tells a story. Read full book review >