Rosie and the Wedding Day Rescue by Lynelle Wooley and Karen Wolcott (Illustrations)
Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 2 – 4
Series: Flower Girl World (Book 1)
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Markelle Media, LLC (January 3, 2012)
Genre: Contemporary/early chapter book
Source: From publisher for review
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
The Flower Girl World series delivers the thrill of being a flower girl
to young readers through engaging story lines with positive themes. The
multi-talented Flower Girl World characters discover new friendships,
cultures, and customs as they experience exciting adventures at
different types of weddings. Rosie loves to play detective, yet she
never thought she’d get to use her sleuthing skills as a flower girl.
But that’s what happens when the wedding she’s in begins to fall apart.
Luckily for the bride, Rosie and her new flower girl friends are on the
case. Now it’s up to them to turn a wedding gone wrong into one that’s
done right! Weaving multicultural characters into a world of fun and
adventure, Rosie’s story is an enriching tale for girls who are early
About the Author:
Flower Girl World creator and author Lynelle Woolley is an award-winning entertainment creative executive who has held senior positions at both MGM and New Line Cinema. Inspired by her daughter, a three-time flower girl, and the princess stories they would read together, Woolley began writing flower girl adventures that could be enjoyed by any girl. Today, the Flower Girl World she has created includes award-winning books, adorable characters, fun gift items, and an informative and activity-filled website. Woolley and Flower Girl World have been featured in Us Weekly, Newsday, Mom Talk Radio, Today Show’s mom blog and many more print and online news outlets.
About the Illustrator:
Karen Wolcott is an accomplished illustrator of several children’s books
for Scholastic, Running Press, and Penguin, and such brands as American
Girl and Barbie. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
I wasn’t sure how much I would like this book, but it sounded cute so I
gave it a try. I’m glad I did. It is short, sweet, and lots of fun.
Rosie is asked by her old babysitter to be a flower girl in her wedding.
Rosie meets the other flower girls and together they manage to save the
wedding from certain disaster. Rosie is a sweet girl that has to overcome her own fears and
self-doubt in order to help the bride and be the best flower girl she
The writing is simple and the book is short. There are quite a few black and white illustrations, which makes it nice for kids starting out in chapter books. My five year old was a
little too young to appreciate it, but it would be perfect for girls ages 7
and up. I’ve lent out my copy to a neighbor girl who was thrilled to read it.