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Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten - Bob Graham

Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten

Paperback

Published: 4th August 2003
For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
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An award-winning tale of friendship from a master picture book creator.

All the children are afraid of mean Mr Wintergarten. His garden is grey and sunless and it is guarded, they say, by a dog like a wolf and a saltwater crocodile. By contrast, the garden of his sunny new neighbours, the Summers, is a playground of happiness and flowers. One day Rose's ball goes over the fence into Mr Wintergarten's garden and, prompted by her mother, Rose visits her frosty next-door neighbour, bearing hot fairy cakes and flowers. What will Mr Wintergarten say?

About the Author

Bob Graham is Australia’s leading picture-book-maker. He has written and illustrated many children’s picture books for Walker, and has won numerous awards, most recently for "Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child" (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal).

Awards
1993: CBCA Awards
Picture Book of the Year Awards - Winner

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4.9

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  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Well written (4)

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4.0

delightful and memorable children's story

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from Melbourne, AU

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    Comments about Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten:

    Really lovely children's book with a wondferful heartfelt message. Great illustrations too

     
    5.0

    Childhood favorite

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    from Sydney Aus

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      Comments about Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten:

      Bought one of my fav childhood books for my neice

       
      5.0

      A must for every picture book collection

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      from Tasmania, Australia

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        Comments about Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten:

        I use Rose and Mr Wintergarten regular in classrooms, not only for children to use their imagination (eg While I read the first four pages close your eyes, imagine, then draw what you think each person's house looks like), but to help them develop their emotional intelligence. Mr Wintergarten (a student) can sit in the interview chair while the other students ask him questions, such as those about his childhood, to try to get clues about to his behaviour and lifestyle. Readers will develop empathy for the old and lonely man, while noticing the kindness and non-judgemental attitude from Rose and her mother.

         
        5.0

        A classic story

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        from Hobart, Australia

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          Comments about Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten:

          This is a great read for sitting with an adult and looking together. The story starts before the words! Children can find all sorts of reasons for Mr Wintergarden to play with the children. There is a lot of conversation which goes with this book. It's great.

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          5.0

          full of humanity and hope

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          from Perth, WA

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            Comments about Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten:

            connects the outcast with youth and vibrancy

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            5.0

            Bob Graham has exelled yet again

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            from Goondiwindi, Aust

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              Comments about Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten:

              Great book about feelings and doing the right thing
              A good book to share with young children. the storyline is simple and the pictures are great - something different to find in each reading

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              5.0

              A lovely well written book.

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              from Perth

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                Comments about Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten:

                This is a beautifully written book, about being nice to others. Its suitable for boys or girls. A lovely bedtime read.

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                A simple classic tale, expertly told. Books For Your Children Heart-warming. The Oxford Times "Bob Graham is in a lass of his own; he is a national treasure." The Sunday morning Herald

                Bob Graham

                Bob Graham has written and illustrated many children’s picture books. He was born in Sydney, and studied at the Julian Ashton Art School. His books are well known for their simplicity and humour, told from children’s perspectives, including “Oscar’s Half Birthday,” “Buffy,” ( Smarties Book prize silver award winner) and “Let’s Get a Pup” ( shortlisted for the 2002 Kate Greenaway medal; winner Boston Globe-Horn book award.) He won the 2000 Smarties Gold medal for “Max”, the 2003 Kate Greenaway medal for “Jethro Byrde,” and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award four times. Other titles include “Queenie the Bantam,”( highly commended for the Kate Greenaway medal,) “Dimity Dumpty” and “Brand New Baby.”

                In 2009 “How to Heal a Broken Wing,” has won the Charlotte Zolotow award, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2009 Kate Greenaway medal. His most recent book 'April Underhill, Tooth Fairy' by Bob Graham named an ‘Honor Book’ in the 2011 Zolotow Awards. How to Heal a Broken Wing was short-listed for the 2011 REAL Children's Choice Book Awards. April Underhill Tooth Fairy was short-listed for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Bob Graham is a candidate for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Bob Graham was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards for Miracle on Separation Street in the Lower Primary Category.

                Visit Bob Graham's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9780744598292
                ISBN-10: 074459829X
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
                For Grades: 1
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 32
                Published: 4th August 2003
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 9.2 x 8.1  x 0.4
                Weight (kg): 0.16