Saturday, July 30, 2011

Book Review: Drops of Rosie




Drops of Rosie
By: Lisa Sidwell
Published by:  Mirror Publishing, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-936352-71-5
Price: $9.99
Ages:  3-8
Rating:  4 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Synopsis: This is a wonderfully endearing book about a dog. Rosie is a beagle who seems to be neglected. He lives in a doghouse that has holes in the roof. He also doesn’t have anyone to play with and the people with whom he lives don’t give him the time of day. Then one day, he overhears that his original owners are looking for a new home for him. He is excited. Maybe finally he will have someone to play with him.  His wish came through and a family took him in who had a little girl, Lisa, who absolutely idealized Rosie. They became the best of friends and spent hours together, just hanging out and playing. But is this the end of Rosie’s difficulties? You must read the book to find out.

Overall thoughts:  I just love the book. Not only is the story endearing and heartwarming. But there is place in the book for the reader to explore her own personal adventures. It’s a journal of reflections that each reader could use to identify what his/her fears are, who their best friends are, if they had a favorite teacher, if she ever played in a creek and so on. The reader could also cut and paste a photograph while engaged in different activities. The book is truly a treasure and will be enjoyed by kids young and old.

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