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“Rosa had a new room in a new house. It seemed empty.”
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561457762
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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 nearly a dozen books, including Rosa’s Room and Raymond and Nelda, and is the author-illustrator of several titles, including Two Messy Friends and Pish and Posh. She lives in California.

Beth Spiegel has edited award-winning documentary programs for television and directed animated films that have received several international awards. She lives in California.

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