Rose and Dorothy

Roslyn Schwartz, Author Orchard Books (NY) $13.95 (1p) ISBN 978-0-531-05918-0
Rose is a mouse with a too-large house and a heart as big as all outdoors. Dorothy, an elephant, is as big as all outdoors, but ``to Rose, Dorothy was larger than life and twice as charming.'' When Rose invites Dorothy to move in, this arrangement seems doomed, for even the sturdy house cannot accommodate the pachyderm's stair-crunching footsteps and well-meaning but destructive way of cleaning the kitchen. Prim Rose is overwhelmed. Dorothy finally leaves, but soon finds a happy solution to this endearingly problematic tale. There is little text, but Schwartz's humorous, imaginative illustrations tell the story well. The book casts a funny yet sympathetic look at these mismatched friends, who accept the fact that they make better neighbors than roommates. Ages 3-7. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-0-921103-93-6
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-0-531-08518-9
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-1-55074-065-3
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-93390-2
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