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Carry me! / Rosemary Wells.

Wells, Rosemary. (Author).
Book Book (c2006.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2006.
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  • ISBN: 0786803967 :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
General Note: Hand lettering by Leah Palmer Press.
Summary: A very young rabbit's wish of being sung to, talked to, and carried.
Citation: Wells, Rosemary. "Carry me!." New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 November #1
    /*Starred Review*/ PreS. Many will remember when Wells advised adults to "read to your bunny." Now, she makes carrying, singing, and talking to children irresistible. The cover shows a mother and father rabbit in their nightclothes, dancing with their little child under the light of the moon. That sets the stage for the inviting scenarios that follow. The baby rabbit is the speaker who insists: "Carry Me!" Oh, how this baby loves to be carried--up and down the stairs, while his mother is getting dressed for town, into the garden, "under the plum tree's shadow." When the parents finally fall asleep, the baby is wide-awake. "Talk to Me!" shows an eager bunny ready to talk and learn. Everything is of interest: "Open the window to hear the train / Close the window against the rain." "Sing to Me!" is rollicking; the rhythm is in the words as the bunnies welcome winter and later spring, summer, and autumn with music. Wells' artwork can best be described as joyous--and hopeful. There's dancing, smiling, skipping, but there is also baby bunny's expectation that its needs will be met--and they are. One wishes the same for all children. ((Reviewed November 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2005 November #2

    Wells's devoted fans will clamor for her latest title, starring her beloved bunnies in soft, pastel watercolors. This time she trades in her usual prose for poetry--perfectly paced for short attention spans. Each of the three poems is aimed at toddlers learning to assert themselves. In "Carry Me!," Wells sets familiar scenes to the tune of melodious verse ("Carry me up the stairs and down./ Hold me while you get dressed for town"). The illustrations convey the perspective of a young child with an overactive imagination, as Wells pictures the extraordinary in mundane objects (the mother's dressing table as she puts on lipstick; a stuffed toy propped against a backyard tree), and readers will feel as if they can stroke the characters' fur, so carefully is each watercolor brushstroke applied. In "Talk to Me!," a butterfly entering a child's room is cause for utter fascination. At the same time, Wells masterfully balances excitement with calming moments ("Open the window to hear the train./ Close the window against the rain"). Her last poem may well inspire youngsters to follow its directive ("Sing to Me!"), as it celebrates the four seasons via song and dance--and a dash of whimsical surprise ("The old song we know/ About the Wild Winter Wizard/ With his beard full of blizzard"). Ages 6 mos.-4 yrs. (Jan.)

    [Page 67]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2006 January

    PreS-Gr 1 -Sweet, signature watercolors highlight three poems told from a small bunny's point of view. "Carry Me!" "Talk to Me!" and "Sing to Me!" express the animal's desires: to be held close by a loving parent, read to, sung to, and told stories. Each picture, mainly in soft pastel hues, exemplifies a moment of shared happiness between child and parents. The paintings, generally one to a page, are on a background of white and are framed with a simple blue line. The book speaks for all young children who yearn to be included in their parents' lives. The lucky bunny in this book is well loved by patient, caring adults and appears to be the center of their world.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI

    [Page 115]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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