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Rosie's Babies

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
As her mother gets her baby brother ready for bed, a young girl describes how she takes care of her own babies--stuffed animals--doing the same things that her mother does.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 3rd 1998 by Candlewick (first published January 1st 1990)
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May 06, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
'Rosie’s Babies' is a stunning, creative book, about the relationship between a mother, who has a just had a baby, and her young daughter. I really enjoyed this story when I was younger as I was able to relate to it when my younger sister was born. I like to think I do not have middle-child syndrome.

This is a charming story, dealing with possible sibling jealousy, and is wonderful for children’s imaginations. I like how Rosie uses play and imagination to deal with the new addition in her family
Elizabeth Todd
Sep 02, 2013 Elizabeth Todd rated it it was amazing
Rosie’s Babies by Martin Waddell and Penny Dale

Rosie’s Babies is a beautiful, imaginative book, about the relationship between a mother, who has a just had a baby boy, and her young daughter. This book was one of my favourites when I was younger. It would be perfect for a mum to read as a way of introducing a new baby to the family, Rosie chatters away to her mum, who shows real interest in Rosie’s stories, and explains all the things that her babies do. Images of Rosie’s soft toys are used as h
Nov 02, 2011 Kathryn rated it really liked it

Rosie's mother is busy with the baby, rocking it, nursing it, getting it ready for bed. While she does this, Rosie tells her mother about her *own* babies (adorable stuffed animal bunny and bear) and all the adventures Rosie takes with her babies. Finally, the baby is in bed and Rosie is finished talking about her babies, too. When her mother asks what Rosie would like to talk about now, Rosie joyfully exclaims, "Me!"

I really appreciate what the story conveys; how the older sibling feel
Joanna Marple
Nov 28, 2011 Joanna Marple rated it it was amazing
I think this is an exceptional book about sibling jealousy (Mmm I should have done this on Perfect Picture Book Friday). It is funny, warm, realistic and positive. It captures so well the mixed feelings of four-year-old Rosie towards her new baby brother. While Mom is getting the baby ready for bed, she is concentrating hard on Rosie as her daughter talks about HER babies, a cuddly teddy bear and stuffed rabbit. Rosie tells her Mom how much she loves her babies and all the fun things they do and ...more
Aug 28, 2013 Cat rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD. I'm moving out soon and am clearing my parents house of all my old books, including my 'little tiny' ones. (By clearing I mean bullying the boyfriend into letting me keep them in a box in the attic for my children)

This book is about a little girl who has 2 'babies' who she takes on many adventures :) Beautiful illustrations again and for sure one to be read to little dinks still today
Aug 16, 2011 Alexandra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Little girls everywher
Recommended to Alexandra by: My unwittingly mother
I drove my mother mad with this book when I was little - I was obsessed with it! She must have read it to me thousands of times in the end (really not exaggerating). And I even named my favourite doll and my first rabbit (which was a boy), 'Rosie'! Definately going to give it to my little cousin, who's obsessed with the name 'Rosie' for her birthday(she can drive her Mum insane now too!).
Mar 20, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
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We love this book and read it over and over. A cute story about a 4-year old and new baby in the house.
Mar 17, 2008 Adam rated it really liked it
Rosie tells mommy all about her babies. Then in the end, Rosie doesn't want to tell mommy about her babies anymore. What does she want to talk to mommy about? Herself, of course.
Jul 28, 2012 Ciara rated it really liked it
One of the many stories I was read as a young child. I remember enjoying the story, and the illustrations are also very nice.
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Wonderful, beautiful children's book
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