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Rosie and Rolland in the Legendary Show-and-Tell
     

Rosie and Rolland in the Legendary Show-and-Tell

by Jon Berg
 

When Rosie is finally picked for show-and-tell at school, she worries she has nothing special to share—until she and her canine companion, Rolland, discover a strange map. They follow it from its starting point in her adventurer grandfather’s study through to a mysterious jungle kingdom, where a secret pyramid houses a monkey king. In his hands is the

Overview


When Rosie is finally picked for show-and-tell at school, she worries she has nothing special to share—until she and her canine companion, Rolland, discover a strange map. They follow it from its starting point in her adventurer grandfather’s study through to a mysterious jungle kingdom, where a secret pyramid houses a monkey king. In his hands is the perfect item to bring to show-and-tell, if Rosie can defend it from bully Freddy Jones. This classically told adventure story is full of peril, excitement, twists and turns. It ends on a heartwarming note, with Rosie gaining appreciation for her grandpa’s adventure-filled past and deeper confidence in herself. The illustrations brim with detail, creating a captivating atmosphere and giving the tale a vintage feel. This rich storybook works as a read-aloud or as a bridge between picture books and chapter books for newly independent readers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A refreshing, fast-paced story whose active girl protagonist is sure to hold great appeal."
Quill & Quire

"Exciting as a read-aloud and engaging for emerging readers, Rosie and Rolland in the Legendary Show-and-Tell has a little something for everyone."
The National Reading Campaign

"A wonderfully unique adventure story that children are sure to enjoy."
Resource Links Reviews

"A child in search of something special to bring to class finds it in a jungle temple."
Kirkus Reviews

"A riveting fantasy...a fantastic quest for adventure."
The Midwest Book Review

Children's Literature - Jill Walton
Rosie has all the assets for the most legendary show-and-tell, but she does not even know it! Rosie is a polite, shy student and she would really like to be picked to share during show-and-tell. So would Freddie, a classmate who bullies her. Rosie has a best friend, her dog, Rolland, and she also has her grandpa. Back in the classroom, Rosie’s teacher picks demanding Freddie and then selects Rosie, too, for the next day’s show-and-tell presentations. At home, Rolland brings Rosie Grandpa’s hat. The hat seems incidental to the old map that falls out of her schoolbag. Oddly, the map’s symbol matches a symbol on her grandpa’s high cupboard. As Rosie opens the doors to adventure, Rolland retrieves her grandpa’s hat and they plunge into a jungle. In this picture book for ages 5 to 8, the illustrations carry the story. Young readers will be hooked since the Berg has created three very likeable characters. Rosie and Rolland promise, as the book ends, that there will be many more adventures to come. Reviewer: Jill Walton; Ages 5 to 8.
Kirkus Reviews
2015-02-03
A child in search of something special to bring to class finds it in a jungle temple—then loses it to a rival.Discovering most of a torn map in her backpack, Rosie dons her grandpa's Indiana Jones-style hat, navigates her way to a cabinet in his study, and with her dog, Rolland, goes through it to a wilderness adventure leading to a giant "monkey king" with a glowing golden ball. Up pops sneering classmate Freddy Jones with the rest of the map. He takes the ball from Rosie, leaving her with only the hat for an anticlimactic show and tell the next day. To Freddy, though, the ball is just a rock, so he tosses it aside after school. Rosie picks it up…and that night it begins to glow again. And that's it. Berg makes the story even less meaningful, if that were possible, by leaving readers to wonder how Rosie and Freddy came by the map—or even what was on Freddy's portion, since it's only shown unreadably folded up—as well as how exactly everyone gets back home or why the stolen artifact (which seems to be just a MacGuffin with no actual agency or significance) should glow for one thief but not the other. The art is somewhat better put together than the strung-out plot, though characters' faces are sometimes distorted. A bewildering mishmash of unintegrated elements, long as well as incoherent. (Picture book. 7-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781771470582
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
04/14/2015
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,358,622
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Jon Berg is a graduate of the Sheridan College of Art and Design who specializes in painting. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. This is his first book.

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