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HOME BY FIVE by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur


by Ruth Wallace-Brodeur & illustrated by Mark Graham

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-689-50509-4
Publisher: McElderry

The rink closes at 4:30, and Papa says there will be no excuses for being late—it's only a four-block walk. Rosie does her best—she doesn't go into the bakery or slide on the ice—but she does have a knot in her skate lace, lingers while pondering a rhyme she makes up about a cat in a window, and takes in Mrs. Damon's newspaper so that it won't get snowed on. Half an hour late! Happily, Mama and Papa accept her explanations and come up with a solution to her tardiness: a watch. Perceptive and simply told, a warmhearted story appropriately illustrated with gentle impressionistic paintings. (Picture book. 5-8)