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    A Visit with Rosemary Wells

    A Visit with Rosemary Wells

    Rosemary Wells invites us into her home and studio, where she discusses her childhood, career, and real-life sources of inspiration for some of her most beloved characters and books, including Noisy Nora and Max and Ruby.

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    Rosemary Wells Library

    Rosemary Wells Library

    by Rosemary Wells

    • NOISY NORA - written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Mary Beth Hurt
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Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences, Japanese and Japanese American, Respect, Elementary School

About This Book

Timothy has peanut butter and jelly for lunch. Valerie has a cream cheese and jelly sandwich. Fritz unwraps a meatball grinder. The Frank twins share franks and beans. And Yoko? Yoko has brought sushi for lunch. Sushi?! The other children at school find her lunch horrifying: "Yuckorama!" Worse, everyone laughs, and Yoko goes through her day listless and sad. Mrs. Jenkins, her concerned teacher, tries to orchestrate Yoko through her difficult day, but nothing works.

Then Mrs. Jenkins announces that there will be an International Food Day at school, and Yoko's mother promises to make sushi for the entire class. Yoko's classmates arrive with a colorful procession of dishes from all parts of the world, even the Caribbean coco crisps are devoured, but no one touches Yoko's sushi. Finally, Timothy, an intrepid raccoon, decides to try, and Yoko shows him how to use chopsticks. From then on, Timothy and Yoko push their desks together and share each other's food, opening up their own private "restaurant."

Rosemary Wells, award-winning author/illustrator of over 50 books for children, illustrates her story of learning tolerance for difference in her signature charming style. Yoko's mother, a full-grown cat, is shown executing the different steps of the sushi-making process, and bright, stylized versions of different animals represent a variety of races and ethnicities.

About the Author

Rosemary Wells has been writing and illustrating for more than 30 years.

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