Search Results: "Rosemary Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S TERRIBLE TWOS by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A worthy topic and a capable concept that barely miss the mark. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Sophie's birthday, but nothing seems right to this headstrong 2-year-old until Granny saves the day in this rote offering from Wells. Read full book review >

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MAX AND RUBY'S TREASURE HUNT by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Perfect for one-to-one sharing or small group participation; one reading will not be enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wells cultivates her taproot into the minds and actions of young kids for an exuberant return adventure for Max and Ruby. Read full book review >

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LOVE WAVES by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nearly too sweet, but reassuring and affecting nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How does love keep us connected? Read full book review >

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OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Place this timely outing next to Mark Teague's LaRue For Mayor (2008) and Doreen Cronin's arch Duck For President (2004), illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A dark-horse candidate faces two big political machines in this election campaign at the all-canine Barkadelphia School. Read full book review >

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MAX CLEANS UP by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Still, it's a good try, as droll as ever, and sure to draw plenty of giggles from the burgeoning Max and Ruby fan club. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Corduroy's pocket has nothing on Max's. Read full book review >

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MAX'S DRAGON SHIRT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Totally satisfying. (Picture book. 3-8)"

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FRITZ AND THE MESS FAIRY by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The strange bedfellows that occur in creative disorder are always good for a laugh; Wells makes the device even funnier here by compounding it. Read full book review >

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BUNNY MONEY by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Either way, the book is a great adjunct to primary-grade math lessons. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the siblings' latest adventure, their grandmother is having a birthday (again! see Bunny Cakes, p. 67), so Ruby takes Max shopping. Read full book review >

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FIONA'S LITTLE LIE by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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STELLA'S STARLINER by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Fans of Wells' work will likely embrace Stella's story, but some may wish she'd been allowed to confront her problems rather than just running away from them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wells' winsome animal characters are charming, as always, but her latest effort lacks coherence and depth. Read full book review >

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YOKO FINDS HER WAY by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A terrific book to share with children preparing for their first flights as well as Yoko's fans. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Yoko and her kimono-clad mother have an adventure at the airport at the beginning of their trip to Japan. Read full book review >

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HANDS OFF, HARRY! by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"While Wells tidies everything up a bit more neatly than real-life Miss Harmonys are likely to manage, there are some valuable lessons in problem solving and expressing oneself, for both children and educators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A reptilian kindergartner who can't keep his hands to himself is the focus of this kickoff to a new series from Wells. Read full book review >