Rosie to the Rescue by Bethany Roberts

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A brave little squirrel transforms her fears into a reassuring, heroic adventure.

“What if . . . what if . . . a tiger ate them?”
Aunt Lily’s eyes opened wide.
“Eaten by a tiger? What an awful thought!”
“But I would rescue them,” said Rosie.
“I would chase that tiger until he let them free.”

Rosie is worried. Why aren’t her parents home yet? The reassuring, heroic text and fun-filled illustrations address one of children’s biggest fears while celebrating one little squirrel’s bravery.

About Bethany Roberts

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Bethany Roberts has written more than fifteen picture books for children, including The Wind’s Garden and the ever-popular stories about mice and holiday celebration, starting with Halloween Mice! Ms. Roberts teaches creative writing. She lives with her family in Hamden, Connecticut.Kay Chorao has written and/or illustrated more than seventy books for children, including Grayboy and Pig and Crow. She and her husband live in New York City and spend their summers in Jamesport, Long Island.
Published April 1, 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Chorao (Up and Down With Kate, 2002, etc.) delightfully complements Roberts’s (Birthday Mice!, 2002, etc.) yarn with pen-and-ink, colored-pencil, and gouache drawings of a squirrel family whose loveable, expressive features offset the comically exaggerated, frightful looks of Rosie’s imaginary ch...

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Chorao's (Little Farm by the Sea) playful compositions—a blend of candy-colored gouache, pencil, pen and ink—alternate between small-ish views of Rosie's warm and comforting surroundings and larger pictures of her high-energy fantasies.

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