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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Reader's Diary #1947- Kate DiCamillo (writer), Harry Bliss (artist): Good Rosie!

I'm not too sure that I would have been all over Kate DiCamillo's comic book/picture book Good Rosie! as a child as it leans towards the saccharine side. That said, it did remind me a bit of Arnold Lobel's Mouse Tales, which was a favourite.

There's not an overly complicated plot by any means; Rosie is a shy dog whose owner takes her to a dog park. Here she meets a couple of other dogs, one who greatly outsizes her but wants to be her friend, the other who is overly excitable but also wants to be her friend. Of course, it all works out in the end.

It's not as funny as the aforementioned Lobel book, but it does have some amusing moments and the slow voice of the big dog would make for a fun read-aloud.

Harry Bliss's soft art works well for the story.

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