ROSEMARY WELLS

Max's Bedtime by Rosemary Wells

Max's Bedtime by Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells has written more than 130 books. I chose the board book MAX’S BEDTIME because the cover has one of the most endearing expressions ever, as does Max's bunny-sort-of-bear. Wells said: "Simple incidents from childhood are universal. The dynamics between older and younger siblings are common to all families.”

Her dogs, west highland terriers, Lucy and Snowy, worked their way into her drawings in expression and body position. I bet one of them was the inspiration for the expression on Max’s face. Can’t you just see it?

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The second image is of Max unable to sleep. Again it is utterly perfect!

Among her many books are:
RUBY'S BEAUTY SHOP
MAX'S CHRISTMAS
BUNNY PART
MAX'S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN
BUNNY CAKES

KELLY LIGHT AND LOUISE LOVES ART

LOUISE LOVES ART, by Kelly Light

LOUISE LOVES ART, by Kelly Light

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LOUISE LOVES ART is a particularly annoying book for me – I so VERY much wish I had written it. I too believe, like Louise, in the importance of creativity in all its forms. The characters in my books are endlessly making art. I do however have to agree, not as effectively as Louise!

Kelly Light’s drawings of Louise and fellow characters are as endearing and expressive as Olivia and Eloise. No wonder the book was a terrific success. THERE IS EVEN A DOLL!

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Kelly Light has just come out with an enchanting new book, LOUISE AND ANDIE: THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP. In this book Louise meets her neighbor who also loves art more than anything. You can imagine the fun they have!

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MR.RUMPLE'S FISH?

Mr. Rumple, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Mr. Rumple, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Mr. Rumple loves his pet store. It isn’t much to look at but he keeps it neat and tidy. He personally knows all his pets and takes great care of them.

All is well until one day, he thinks the fish are looking a bit strange. What could be happening? Do you think they are looking a bit odd? If so, please check out the book in my gallery and help Mr. Rumple solve the mystery.

QUEEN OF LIKES by Hillary Homzie

Queen of Likes, by Hillary Homzie

Queen of Likes, by Hillary Homzie

I was invited to a launch party given by Hillary Homzie in Napa Valley, but sadly was unable to attend. I met Hillary through taking one of her amazing classes on writing chapter books.

Hillary is presently writing a terrifically successful series for tweens:

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QUEEN OF LIKES

Her launch party was for her new book QUEEN OF LIKES. She has had amazing reviews on her previous books. Her books captured voice, thoughts and hyper-sensitivity of pre-teen girls. Her books are full of humor.