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Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine by Allison…

Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine (2011)

by Allison Wortche, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)

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Rosie is jealous of her classmate Violet because everybody likes her. While Violet is out with the chicken pox, Rosie can make the decision to either let Rosie's plant die or take care of it. She makes the right choice and is praised by her teacher.
age:4 -on
source: classmate
  nikkiwalker1 | Aug 20, 2015 |
Rosie felt that her classmate violet was the best at everything she did and rosie felt she wasn't good at anything. Rosie tried to mess up violets plant and then felt bad and fixed it in the end.
Source:ECE Class Presentation
  heatherhoover | Aug 13, 2015 |
Rosie is jealous of Violet so she tries to sabotage her plant in class. Violet gets the chicken pox and Rosie feels bad for what she's done, so she decides to care for her own plant as well as Violets and the teacher recognizes her great efforts.
Age: 3-5 years
Source: brought into class
  E_McGriff | Aug 12, 2015 |
Violet was the best at story telling, running, the best dressed she was the best at everything. That's what everyone thought. The teacher said they would be growing pea plants and Violet knew hers would be the best. They decorated their pots and Violets was the sparklyest. Rosie wanted to be the best as time passed nothing happened then one day Rosie camein early to the class. She saw Violets was a bit taller and she smashed it down into the dirt.. Rosie felt bad and then when Violet didn't return to school for 2 weeks Rosie took care of both plants. she even sang to them. when Violet returned she told everyone how she had gotten the chicken pox. She was happy to see that her pea plant was the tallest. the others told her that Rosie had cared for it while she was absent.
Ages 4-5
Source- Pierce County Library System
  sjswasmith | Jul 29, 2015 |
This story is about a little girl who who is jealous of the attention that her classmates are receiving. When she finally gets recognized she begins to feel much better about everything. I would recommend this book to children 3-6

Source: ECE Library
  voeghtlyam | May 19, 2014 |
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All children deserve a chance to shine, even those who don’t loudly proclaim their achievements. And not every perfect child is likable. Barton’s animated sketches vividly and realistically tell a much more complicated story than in “Mine!” without losing any of the emotional expressiveness that book conveyed so well.

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Barton, PatriceIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rosie's rival, Violet, outdoes her in everything until the class plants seeds for a unit on gardening.

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