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ROSA MOVES TO TOWN by Barbro Lindgren


by Barbro Lindgren & illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: March 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-88899-288-2
Publisher: Groundwood

 Rosa is a spunky dog, a veritable Hoover of the canine realm, ingesting every interesting morsel she encounters whether it is food or not. She and her ``aunt'' have moved to the city where she has to remain on a leash, but where the streets are full of delicious leftovers and there are always new dogs to meet. Rosa's foraging goes too far when she swallows chunks of her rubber toys and must be admitted to the hospital for surgery. It's a minor setback in Rosa's book, for she is ready for her next adventure when her ecstatic aunt picks her up. Lindgren renders the entire piece from a dog's view, leaving it to readers to determine that Rosa's aunt is really her owner, and reporting without comment on the puppy with ``only one eye because the other one had popped out when she was fighting with her own mother.'' Scary. (Picture book. 3-6)