The Rosie Stories

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9780823416257: The Rosie Stories

Offers readers an amusing story about a troublesome but lovable pooch who, despite her mischievous ways, is adored by all the members of the family.

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Cynthia Voigt (1942 - ) is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as fantasy, mystery, racism and child abuse. Her first book in the Tillerman family series, Homecoming, was nominated for several international prizes and made into a 1996 film. Her novel Dicey's Song won the 1983 Newbery Medal.

Cynthia Voigt was born Cynthia Irving February 25, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts and worked in advertising in New York City. In 1964, she married and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she started teaching. After divorcing in 1972, she taught high school English in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and elementary English in Annapolis. She began writing again and remarried in 1974, to Walter Voigt, and is the mother of two children, Peter and Jessica.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 2-3-Rosie, a lively pup, lives with Mommy, Daddy, Duff, and Jessie. In the first of three related stories that use short sentences and simple language, the family eats breakfast, insisting that their pet wait to be fed until they are finished. In a minute-by-minute account of the meal, Duff tries to negotiate a moneymaking opportunity to wash the family car and announces that he wants to be called Peter; Jessie resists eating; Mommy pats hungry Rosie on the head, and more. Children are sure to be confused-or as impatient as the dog-about why she has to wait. In the second tale, the dog is home alone, and she investigates the food smells "from the tall thing kept under the sink." Mommy returns to a mess, angrily saying, "You're a very bad dog." "Out, Rosie. You are evil and wicked." Back inside and left alone again, the pet digs into the garbage, making another mess and later prompting anger from Daddy and the children. Mommy finally places a large spoon through the cabinet handles to block Rosie from the trash. In the last story, after dinner the pup joins the family workout as they watch a Jane Fonda exercise tape, which makes everyone laugh. Despite Smith's appealing, boldly colored illustrations, children may not have the heart to read to the end to witness the family's love of Rosie.
Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI
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