How does one ignite a system of organization and cleanliness in a child? Chaya Reich would say with fun, patience and purpose. Reich has created a humorous story about a young girl, Rosy who just can’t seem to take orderliness seriously until her wayward sloppiness reveals her future in a dream. Her mother’s calm and reassuring words come to Rosy and provide her with a very much needed wake up call. Rosy’s mom realizes that Rosy must come to her own awareness of her messy situation in order to embrace a change, a lesson that many parents will appreciate as it will apply to many moments of maturity in their children.
Sound serious? The rhymes and illustrations will have you giggling at the mess one little girl can not only create but live in. From the piles of clothes to the sticky papers, the dishes and smells to the ants and food wrappers, a child cannot help but recognize the silliness of Rosy’s room. Rosy’s mom shares with all us an easy system of organization that will keep items in their proper place. For children, it has all the elements of a game.
The book also comes with a CD reading of the story and a song that would work well at home or in a school setting. Listening to the story would be entertaining to early childhood and elementary students. Reich has also added extra fun with a great engaging game on the back cover that children can play as they find items on each page of the story.
Cozy Rosy and Reich have united fun, patience and purpose with this opportunity to learn for children. It combines a teaching moment for parents with the growing awareness of children into an adorable tale that will delight.
Recommended for ages 4 – 9.