Rosy's Visitors by Judy Hindley

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It’s moving day for Rosy, who is setting out to find a whole new house, just for her. With blanket and books and toys and all of her favorite things in tow, she comes upon the perfect place - right in her backyard. Soon she’s made a sign and bell and a well-marked path to the door . . . but where are the visitors?

Welcome to a party unlike any other, with guests of all manner and species singing and dancing and feasting and having a wonderful time. Judy Hindley breezily ushers readers inside a child’s secret world, while enchanting illustrations by Helen Craig bring that world’s intricate details to life.
 

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Judy Hindley was brought up in California, the eldest of six children who all delighted in stories, books, and jokes. "One of our favorite activities was making little camps and getaway places," she recalls. "But we never imagined a set of visitors as wonderful as Rosy’s." Judy Hindley’s picture books include THE BIG RED BUS, THE BEST THING ABOUT A PUPPY, and THE PERFECT LITTLE MONSTER.Helen Craig is the illustrator of many books for children, including the best-selling Angelina books, This Is the Bear series, and the Bonnie Bumble books. About ROSY'S VISITORS she says, "I really loved illustrating this book, though I had to dig deep into my imagination to find out who the visitors were going to be!
 
Published May 6, 2002 by WALKER BOOKS. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Rosy progresses further into her imaginary world, Craig’s pastel-hued pictures become increasingly detailed, culminating in the party scene where fanciful figures of every type mingle together in the merry-making.

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The visitors stream toward her, rendered by Craig as a parade of fairies—tiny folk astride flying birds and gaily hued bugs, animals and elaborately costumed youngsters—all bearing housewarming gifts, goodies to eat and garlands of flowers.

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