Friday, September 27, 2013

Author Spotlight : Rosemary Wells

Author Spotlight : Rosemary Wells 

I have loved Rosemary Wells' children's books for almost my entire life. I was introduced to her by my mother, who loved her work and read to me and my sister. 

Decades later, when I started working at the library, I discovered her other books that I hadn't known as a kid. I was in heaven! I started collecting the titles that my mom didn't have and now I have quite a collection for Mia. I love reading books that I loved as a child to MY child. 

I was able to hear Rosemary Wells speak at a children's literature conference several years ago and I was thrilled to meet her and have her autograph some of my mother's books from the early 1980's. She was impressed to meet a fan with some of her oldest books. 

If you haven't Rosemary Wells' books, then I suggest you do so...immediately! The stories and illustrations in her books work perfectly together and are funny and sweet. They are wonderful books for both children and adults. She is the first author I suggest when library patrons ask for picture book recommendations. 

Here are some of my favorites: 

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