- Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
- Short-listed, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan’s Young Readers’ Choice
- Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award
- Short-listed, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
"I don't want a baby sister." Does Rosie really mean it? Her baby sister, Buttercup, has been a bit of a handful lately. She won't leave Rosie alone, she cries at opera-singer level and whistles when she sleeps. Before Buttercup came along, Rosie's life was blessed. Her schedule was filled with dance and voice lessons. Best of all, she didn't have to share her pet crickets, Eenie and Meenie, with anybody. Things get so bad that Rosie decides to give her little sister away -- to a good home, of course. But as she says good-bye to Buttercup forever, Rosie can't ignore a squeezy feeling in her chest. From the perfectly paired creative team who brought you the bestselling Suki's Kimono comes a touching picture book about two sisters.close this panel
Uegaki and Jorisch ... bring poise and polish to a well-worn subject ... Uegaki’s assured text assumes an intelligent reader ... Jorisch’s watercolor illustrations, uncluttered but dense with patterns, are crisp against generous fields of white space ...
... Uegaki’s saucy protagonist and her wry observations will garner fans among young readers, Jorisch’s watercolor illustrations have a quaint feel to them ...This understanding offering is bound to reassure young readers also struggling to adjust to a new sibling.
Rosie’s emotions are expressed ... in a thoughtful and gentle way ... Children will want to hear this story more than once ...close this panel