cover image Rosie Goes to Preschool

Rosie Goes to Preschool

Karen Katz. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-385-37917-5

Wearing a welcoming smile and a bright pink dress dotted with daisies, a girl named Rosie tells readers what to expect at preschool in this reassuring outing featuring Katz’s characteristically round-headed, rosy-cheeked toddlers. Rosie calmly breezes through the day’s activities, like singing songs and listening to stories during circle time, or playing with clay when it’s time for art. Throughout, small circular bursts offer “Rosie Tips” for preschool success (“Don’t forget to raise your hand if you want to talk”). Cozy, inviting graphics and a narrative that’s never anything less than confident combine to create a gentle resource for relieving preschool butterflies. Ages 2–5. (July)