Rosie's Babies by Martin Waddell

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While Mommy takes care of the new baby, young Rosie tells her about her teddy bear and bunny and what she does to take care of them. What Rosie actually wants is a little TLC from her mother. And when all of the babies are asleep, that's just what she gets.
 

About Martin Waddell

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Martin Waddell was born April 10, 1941, in Belfast, Ireland. He always wanted to be a professional soccer player. After having played for junior teams in Ireland, he left school at fifteen and held a variety of jobs, including working at a publishing company and as a night switchboard operator for a taxi company. Waddell is now one of the most prolific and successful contemporary children's writers, with more than one hundred books to his credit, some of them under his pseudonym Catherine Sefton. He won the 1986 Other Award, for his book Starry Night, which was also a runner up for The Guardian Children¿s Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Young Observer Teenage Fiction Prize. He has twice won the Smarties Book Prize, for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? He also won the 1989 Kurt Mascher Award for The Park In The Dark, the 1990 Bets Book For Babies for Rosie¿s Babies and has been shortlisted for the 1992 Smarties Book Prize for Along The Lonely Road. Penny Dale is the author-illustrator of numerous acclaimed books for children, including TEN IN THE BED and BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER, . She is also the illustrator of THE JAMIE AND ANGUS STORIES by Anne Fine. Of PRINCESS, PRINCESS, Penny Dale says, "I very much enjoyed reworking the story of Sleeping Beauty with the children center stage, playing out the drama in their own way." Penny Dale lives in Wales.
 
Published January 1, 1990 by Discovery Toys. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Waddell (previously paired with Dale for When the Teddy Bears Came) perfectly captures the nuances of a child's conversation with her mother in this disarming story.

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