Barbara Bottner Rosa's Room

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Rosa's Room

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Rosa and her mother have moved to a new house. Rosa knows what she needs to feel at home in her new room: on Monday, clothes in the closet; on Tuesday, her treasure box on her desk, on Wednesday, a poster on the wall. But still, somehow, her room seems empty. "More," her cat Concertina seems to say.

Late at night in bed, she dreams about how to decorate her room. On Thursday, she borrows five new books from the library. On Sunday, as Rosa sits in her room drawing a picture, she looks out the window and sees a girl outside playing. Now Rosa knows what she needs to make her room special: a new friend to share everything with.

Illustrator Beth Spiegel's full-color, appealing illustrations perfectly capture the resourceful spirit of the young protagonist, Rosa. This is a sensitive, simple story that shows young readers that even upsetting changes like moving can present exciting opportunities and imaginative possibilities for new experiences and new friends.

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Barbara Bottner studied painting in Paris, worked as a set designer, and toured the United States and Europe as a member of an acting ensemble before she turned to writing and illustrating books for children and young adults. She is the author of a thirty-six books, some of which she also illustrated.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-Rosa moves into a new house and as she gazes at her room she notices one thing: it is empty. She begins to fill it by unpacking her crayons, her clothes, and her doll. As each day passes, the girl continues to decorate the space, setting out her teapot, hanging a poster on the wall, and placing library books here and there. After Rosa has a dream about something beautiful covering her bed, her mother makes her a beautiful floral bedspread. Finally, she feels that things are shaping up. On Sunday, she makes a friend, and Lili loves everything about the room-especially Rosa. Through simple language and age-appropriate details, Bottner does a good job of capturing a child's point of view. Done in watercolor, gouache, and India ink, the illustrations enhance the mood of the text. The image of Rosa's empty room, filled with only a few pieces of furniture and shaded with solid pastel washes, compares nicely to the final result, a space bursting with bright patterns, colorful clutter, and two friends jumping on the bed. There are many books about moving to a new house but few describe taking a space and making it one's own in such a positive and creative manner.
Linda Staskus, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
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