We Love You, Rosie!

We Love You, Rosie! illus. by Linda Davick. 48p. ebook available. S. & S./Beach Lane. Feb. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442465114.
PreS-Gr 1—A smiley, brown-skinned brother and sister narrate this tale, which follows their beloved dachshund, Rosie, as she goes about her busy day. The story is broken into very short chapters, each highlighting a pair of opposites. For example, in "Rosie Good and Bad," Rosie is praised for her "GOOD sitting," "GOOD barking," and "GOOD eating." After snatching a slice of pepperoni pizza off the table, however, she is told, "BAD eating, Rosie!" This is followed by the children reinforcing their unconditional love for the pup. This pattern is repeated throughout the narrative. The flat cartoon illustrations display simple shapes and bold colors on a white background. The characters, with their round heads and eyes, will appeal to young readers. The basic vocabulary, repetitive text, large font size, and ample spacing make this a good choice for beginning readers. It could also serve as an introduction to opposites.
VERDICT While this title is not an essential purchase, its sweet message and utility as an introduction to opposites make it a worthwhile addition.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing