Rosie the dragon and Charlie make waves

Lauren H. Kerstein

Book - 2019

"It's summertime, and you're invited for a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend!), Rosie. But be careful--swimming with a dragon can be, um, challenging. As Rosie and Charlie blow bubbles (don't forget your umbrella!), practice flutter kicks (watch out for tidal waves!), and offer shoulder rides (hang on tight!), Rosie proves that dragons make the most fun pets ever. Now if only Charlie can keep Rosie's attention focused on the rule...s at the pool and NOT on her gummy snacks (you know, the ones that cause stinky dragon breath!)...Grab your towels and sunscreen and join Rosie and Charlie for a fun-filled summer adventure!" --Jacket flap.

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Subjects
Genres
Action and adventure fiction
Picture books
Published
New York, Two Lions 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
1542042925
9781542042925
Main Author
Lauren H. Kerstein (author)
Other Authors
Nate Wragg (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

When Charlie adopted a pet from the shelter, he didn't intend to bring home a dragon; nevertheless, Rosie has turned out to be a fantastic (if challenging) pet. Charlie admirably takes his role very seriously: he trains her, plays with her, and takes her on outings. Rosie is an endearing and loving companion, though she certainly lacks grace, which is a particular concern when Charlie takes her to the pool. Since a dragon is much larger (and more prone to setting things on fire) than the rest of the children, it's Charlie's mission to make sure Rosie follows the rules. Kerstein's playful story about friendship, patience, and responsibility for a pet is nicely matched by Wragg's bold, colorful illustrations, rendered in blocky shapes and a vivid color palette. Active background details comically build on the main story. Though Rosie inevitably gets caught up in numerous unintentional (and silly!) disasters, Charlie's gentle encouragement helps her succeed. New pet owners are the natural choice for this one, but kids with younger siblings might appreciate it, too. Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

It’s summertime, and you’re invited for a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend!), Rosie. But be careful—swimming with a dragon can be, um, challenging. As Rosie and Charlie blow bubbles (don’t forget your umbrella!), practice flutter kicks (watch out for tidal waves!), and offer shoulder rides (hang on tight!), Rosie proves that dragons make the most fun pets ever. Now if only Charlie can keep Rosie’s attention focused on the rules at the pool and NOT on her gummy snacks (you know, the ones that cause stinky dragon breath!)…Grab your towels and sunscreen and join Rosie and Charlie for a fun-filled summer adventure!

Review by Publisher Summary 2

It's summertime, and you're invited for a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend!), Rosie. But be careful'swimming with a dragon can be, um, challenging. As Rosie and Charlie blow bubbles (don't forget your umbrella!), practice flutter kicks (watch out for tidal waves!), and offer shoulder rides (hang on tight!), Rosie proves that dragons make the most fun pets ever. Now if only Charlie can keep Rosie's attention focused on the rules at the pool and NOT on her gummy snacks (you know, the ones that cause stinky dragon breath!)'Grab your towels and sunscreen and join Rosie and Charlie for a fun-filled summer adventure!