Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
“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.
About the authors
Chieri Uegaki est une Canadienne d'origine japonaise, née en Colombie-Britannique. Sa carrière a commencé à l'âge de 7 ans lorsque le journal familial The Pender Street Times a été publié. Elle a par la suite raffiné son style en suivant des études de littérature à l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Son premier album, Le kimono de Suki a connu beaucoup de succès et Rosie et Capucine suit ses traces.
Chieri Uegaki is a graduate of the creative writing department at the University of British Columbia. Suki's Kimono is her first published work. She lives in Sechelt, British Columbia.
Stephane Jorisch is an award-winning artist and designer living in Montreal. He is the illustrator of "The Village of a Hundred Smiles and Other Stories" (1998), "The Magic Mustache" (1999) and "The Trial of the Stone" (2000).
- Short-listed, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan's Young Readers' Choice
- Short-listed, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
- Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award
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 ...
School Library Journal
Rosie and ButtercupWhen Rosie can no longer tolerate her little sister, Buttercup, she gives her away to the neighbours. But as she says goodbye to Buttercup forever, Rosie can’t ignore the squeezy feeling in her chest. She soon discovers that life without Buttercup isn’t at all what she expected.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.