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Rosa-Too-Little by Sue Felt Kerr
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019, format-picture-books, little-bo-peep, little-jumping-joan, little-miss-muffet

I read this book aloud to my daughters the other day, and was hit with a strong feeling of nostalgia. I have no idea when or where I read this book as a kid, but it clearly made an impact if just looking at the first page brought about such a visceral response. I love that, for Rosa, the symbol of maturity is the ability to borrow and be responsible for her own library books. I also like the idea of getting a library card as a rite of passage. We have a family rule that a child can have a library card when she can write her own name, and it was nice to see Rosa working so hard to reach that goal. The other thing I love about the book is the scenes from daily life in 1950s New York City: kids playing double dutch, running in the water from a fire hydrant, and walking to the library unaccompanied.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
February 7, 2019 – Shelved
February 7, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
February 7, 2019 – Shelved as: format-picture-books
February 7, 2019 – Shelved as: little-jumping-joan
February 7, 2019 – Shelved as: little-bo-peep
February 7, 2019 – Shelved as: little-miss-muffet
February 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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