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Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards

Illustrator: Henry Cole

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Rosie's present of four roses to Aunt Ruth is reduced one by one as she discovers the joy of helping others. A fun book of alliteration with the letter R.

Type of Reading: playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 6

Reading Level: 2.8

Age of Child: Started reading with a 2-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Our toddler caught on to the alliteration and enjoyed reading it aloud with Mommy. The bright and cheerful illustrations add attention-grabbers.

Adult Reader Reaction: Reading the alliteration in this book is challenging and fun.

Pros: The story is sweet, and hiding the letter R in every illustration makes studying the pictures even more fun.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy this book because it has different aspects that will grow as child begins to read.

If You Liked This Book, Try: I SPY AT THE ZOO   WHAT PETE ATE FROM A to Z  

Educational Themes: Alliteration and sharing are the primary themes.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, rhyme, life lessons

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2004

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