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The Book That Changed My Life: A Sense of Possibility

I am sitting at my desk, age seventy-five, and I am searching my mind, going way back for “a book that changed my life.” I’ve managed to get as far back as the late 1940s in Sydney, Australia. There I am on my stomach on the living-room floor and…no, that won’t do, those are comics! […]

Review of Say Hello, Sophie!

Say Hello, Sophie! by Rosemary Wells; illus. by the author Preschool    Viking    32 pp. 3/17    978-1-101-99925-7    $17.99    g This endearing mouse family’s fifth book highlights a new hiccup in big sister Sophie’s development that many parents and children will recognize: she cannot bring herself to say expected social niceties like […]

Review of Stella’s Starliner

Stella’s Starliner by Rosemary Wells; 
illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Candlewick    32 pp. 3/14    978-0-7636-1495-9    $15.99 Somewhere in the mountains, Stella the fox and her parents live in a mobile home by the side of the road. The Starliner meets all their needs. “Inside was a room for sleeping and a room for being […]

Rosemary Wells interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/HB/audio/radio_wells.mp3 Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor and chief of Horn Book Magazine. Books for babies, often called board books because they are printed on cardboard, have proliferated at an amazing rate in the past ten years. But it is only recently that books of any quality for the […]