Search Results: "Rosemary Wells"


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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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NOISY NORA by Rosemary Wells
Released: April 30, 1973

"And flew it down the stairs'—and the more reassuring when she is searched for in panic and welcomed back with joy after she finally runs away."
Compared to Jane Breskin Zalben's icky pink siblings in Cecilia's Older Brother (1973), Nora and her family are both more essentially mouselike and more recognizably human. Read full book review >

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USE YOUR WORDS, SOPHIE! by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Absolutely enchanting—a must-have for the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Sophie, the spirited mouse toddler, is back—navigating sisterhood with mischief and delight. Read full book review >

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FELIX STANDS TALL by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
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 >