Thursday, March 15, 2012
Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine by Allison Wortche
Violet was the best, but Rosie wanted to be best at doing SOMETHING!
Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this children's picture book for review. It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.
Patrice Barton's illustrations are lovely; the children are portrayed realistically and most of us will recognize Violet as being a classmate in our schooling at one time or another.
This author shows Rosie's jealousy from watching Violet charm everyone and be the most popular. She's not that type, she's more quiet. But when Violet gets chicken pox and her pea plant might die, Rosie helps her out.
In the end, Violet still thinks she's number one and says her planter is the most sparkly, but the teacher and Rosie know better.
This is a sweet story any young child should enjoy. Why not share this book with yours?