Rosa's room

by Bottner, Barbara.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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"Rosa had a new room in a new house. It seemed empty."
Rosa and her mother have moved to a new house. Rosa knows what she needs to feel at home in her new room: on Monday, clothes in the closet; on Tuesday, her treasure box on her desk, on Wednesday, a poster on the wall. But still, somehow, her room seems empty. "More," her cat Concertina seems to say.
Late at night in bed, she dreams about how to decorate her room. On Thursday, she borrows five new books from the library. On Sunday, as Rosa sits in her room drawing a picture, she looks out the window and sees a girl outside playing. Now Rosa knows what she needs to make her room special: a new friend to share everything with.
Illustrator Beth Spiegel's full-color, appealing illustrations perfectly capture the resourceful spirit of the young protagonist, Rosa. This is a sensitive, simple story that shows young readers that even upsetting changes like moving can present exciting opportunities and imaginative possibilities for new experiences and new friends.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 1. This exploration of what makes a house a home is perfect for kids facing a move or feeling lost in a new situation. The text is understated (Rosa had a new room in a new house ), but the watercolor illustrations ably capture the upheaval of settling into a strange place. The first spreads show Rosa and her mother's belongings crowded next to the moving truck and then piled up in boxes inside the new house. Artist Spiegel uses an overhead perspective to show Rosa surveying her room, a small girl in a large space. Rosa begins to unpack her treasures, but something is still missing. Then Rosa invites a new friend to see her room, and suddenly the not-quite-right room is filled with the fun of two friends jumping on the bed. An optimistic, encouraging book that will help make a strange and scary situation less so. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bottner (Pish Posh) gives a timeless theme a warm if predictable cast in this tale of a girl who moves into a new house. At first glance Rosa's bedroom looks vast and-despite several pieces of furniture-"it seemed empty." Effectively depicting the room from a range of perspectives, including one view from the ceiling, the gouache, watercolor and ink art by first-time illustrator Spiegel underscores the loneliness of Rosa's room. The pictures take a fanciful turn as the child imagines her space lavishly decorated, with elaborate wall coverings, chandelier and a water-spewing fountain featuring a statue of an angel. She later dreams that a bedspread of fresh flowers, carried by butterflies and birds, covers her. Though Rosa unpacks and displays some beloved possessions, hangs a poster on the wall, and helps her mother make a bedspread out of festive, flowered fabric, still something is missing. The child fills that void after spying, from her window, a girl flying a kite on the lawn below (whom observant readers will have noticed in the background in several previous frames). The once bare bedroom suddenly appears cheerfully cluttered as, in the story's rosy conclusion, this new friend visits and loves "every single thing that was in Rosa's room. Especially Rosa." A reassuring read for girls anticipating a move. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bedrooms -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher Atlanta, Ga. :Peachtree,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Spiegel, Beth, 1957-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 1561453021
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