Series: Felix & Fiona

FELIX EATS UP by Rosemary Wells
Released: May 7, 2019

"Fans of these sweet guinea pigs will smile at another one of life's small victories. (Picture book. 5-8)"
As a birthday dinner at a restaurant approaches, Felix puts his trust in his best friend, Fiona, to guide him past his food neophobia. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"In multiple ways, this is a refreshing representation of a nearly universal experience. (Picture book. 5-8.)"
Everyone saw when Fiona had an accident. She should have gone to the bathroom sooner. Will her entire class laugh at her for the next 50 years? Read full book review >
FIONA'S LITTLE LIE by Rosemary Wells
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A gently humorous take on being honest and learning to admit when you're wrong. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How can you un-tell a lie? Read full book review >
FELIX STANDS TALL by Rosemary Wells
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Concise and kid-appropriate language combines with darling drawings (who can resist cute little guinea pigs?) for another feather in Wells' literary cap. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet little story about the power of friendship and learning to stand up—to anyone! Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Trying to sleep, Felix is awakened night after night by the Worrier, who comes to nag him. Dancing at the end of Felix's bed, the Worrier talks of a black spot on Felix's tooth, a group of boys who tease him at school, and finally tries to ruin Felix's birthday with troublesome thoughts. Felix's mother tells him that he worries too much, but it's the birthday surprise waiting for him in the kitchen that chases the Worrier away for good. Watercolor-and-ink illustrations depict tiny Felix in his footed, red pajamas or his knit cap with the ear flaps as he twists his hands in distress. Illustrations and text are framed in muted primary colors, focusing the reader's attention on the quiet and important drama of the tale. A questionable ending suggests that only the arrival of a new puppy can comfort Felix. Not one of Wells's best, but sure to satisfy Felix fans. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >
FELIX FEELS BETTER by Rosemary Wells
Released: May 1, 2001

Toddlers and their parents love the humor of Wells's bestselling Max and Ruby board books and the bright, believable animal characters in her illustrations for Opie's quintessential Mother Goose collections (My Very First Mother Goose, 1996, etc.). Younger preschoolers who are ready to move on from Max and Mother Goose will be just the right age for this short, simple, but satisfying story about a guinea pig named Felix who ate "too many chocolate blimpies and stayed up way too late," causing the little guy to bounce on his bed with sugar-induced glee. Well, what happens when we burn the midnight oil and overindulge in unhealthy goodies? Felix doesn't feel well in the morning, and after trying all the traditional motherly remedies (chamomile tea, fresh air, and a bowl of prunes), his mama takes him to see Dr. Duck. The little guinea pig is in that afraid-to-visit-the-doctor phase, but Dr. Duck proves to be a kindly pediatrician who fixes Felix's tummy-ache with two spoons of "Happy Tummy" supplemented by a long nap and comforting tea and toast. Wells has created another charming anthropomorphic character with amusing expressions on his furry little face, perfectly capturing that horrid "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" feeling. Felix's story not only provides some subtle lessons in good health habits and coping with mild illness, but also confirms the reassuring results of a mother's tender loving care. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >