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Rosie, a little dog, is afraid of nothing except thunder and during one very bad storm, she discovers that the boy who she lives with is frightened, too.
Published: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423162384
Branch Call Number: E RAY
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Salerno, Steven - Illustrator


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mvkramer Mar 31, 2015

This is the story of a little dog who is scared of thunder and how her friend, the boy, comforts her when she is scared. The storytime kids liked making the "Boom!" noise, and really identified with Rosie the dog.

SPL_Childrens Jul 17, 2013

Rosie was a little white dog who was very brave, just like the boy who owned her. She wasn’t afraid of cats, sirens, fire trucks, garbage trucks, or big animals such as tigers (although she had met very few of these). She had no fear of shadows at night, feather dusters, vacuum cleaners or even baths.

However, there was something that frightened Rosie very much … and that something was thunder.

“When a storm began to rumble, this small dog who was usually a brave dog, wasn’t.” Rosie scuttled away and hid under a chair, under a rug, behind a sofa and even inside a big sock. Nothing calmed her - not the boy’s reassurance that the storm would end, the songs he sang to her or even the treats he offered to her.

At last the boy snuggled up with Rosie on the safest place he knew – his bed - and they waited out the storm together. When the booming thunder finally ended, the sky cleared; everything was quiet again … and Rosie was a brave dog once more.

Sometimes, facing frightening things with someone else is the best response.

Parents will appreciate this reassuring story that addresses a common fear for preschoolers (and pets) in gentle, rhythmic language. The empathy shown by the boy for his pet is touching and the large illustrations, which have a “retro” look, add humour to this appealing story.


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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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