“borrowing a book for a friend, why not read it?”Onnie wrote this review Tuesday, September 21, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I actually first heard about this book when I was watching it on “Weston Woods” which is a children’s programming company that turns classic children’s books into ten minute long cartoon shorts. “Rosie’s Walk” is a children’s book by Pat Hutchins and it is about the wacky adventures of Rosie the Hen and the fox that is trying to catch her. “Rosie’s Walk” is truly a brilliant and hilarious book that many children will love for many years!
This was the first book that I have read from Pat Hutchins and I can tell you that I really enjoyed this book! Pat Hutchins has done a great job at both illustrating and writing this book. The best aspect of this book is that the story is extremely hilarious as Rosie keeps on walking into all kinds of things at the farm such as a rake and a haystack and the fox suffers for it as he runs into the things that Rosie goes through easily. I love the way that Pat Hutchins portrays Rosie as a quiet hen who is unaware of the danger right behind her, which makes this book extremely light-hearted as Rosie is never actually hurt when she goes through various objects and buildings at the farm, however the fox is the one who always get hurt every time it tries to catch Rosie and I think that many children will definitely enjoy the fox’s futile efforts to catch Rosie. Pat Hutchins’ illustrations are truly simplistic yet hilarious as you can see that most of the background objects such as the trees have geometric shapes that make this book look simple. I love the way that Pat Hutchins illustrates the trees in oval shapes and the branches are set up all in a row of lines in the trees. As was the trend with most picture books of the 1960s, there were mainly only six colors used in the illustrations which were red, orange, yellow, black, green, and brown, however these colors easily bring out the humorous touch to the illustrations. Pat Hutchins illustrates Rosie as a yellow, orange and brownish hen with a calm look in her eyes despite the fox following her in every image and the fox is drawn with a large bushy tail, large black ears, and small feet, which actually makes him look more cute than scary.
“Rosie’s Walk” is a truly hilarious story that I believe many children will enjoy if they love good humor. I would recommend this book to children ages three and up since this book is really easy for small children to read since there are only two or three words per page and there is nothing inappropriate in this book that would worry parents.
“this was my favarite book when i waz little its so sweet!”#1BEIBER LOVER~Rosa D.S wrote this review Tuesday, June 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A cute one. Read with Graelon and he took a BookAdventure quiz.”StormnAngel1 wrote this review Friday, May 14, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“We use this book to learn about predictions. Can you predict what will happen to the fox next?”Marissa A wrote this review Thursday, May 6, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Rosie's Walk, by Pat Hutchins, is a story about a barnyard hen, named Rosie, who decides to take a walk around the farm and, unbeknownst to her, is followed by a sly fox who is trying to capture her for his dinner. As Rosie the hen nonchalantly makes her way around the farm, going across, around, over, past, through, and under various items, the sly fox proves to be not-so-sly as he humorously meets one disaster after another while sneaking behind Rosie, trying to capture her.
This is a good book for teaching spatial concepts, and children love the humor of the fox's mishaps and anticipate what he will do next as each page is turned. Consisting of only 32 words, this story is an easy read when time is limited.
Uses in the classroom:
▪ Teaching spatial concepts (across, around, over, past, through, under)
▪ Readers Theater
▪ Making predictions
Other books to pair with/connect to:
"Rosie the hen went for a walk"”
“Easy book for new readers. Young stdents can picture read this story easily. Pre-school-kindergarten”Amy F wrote this review Wednesday, February 10, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Rosie the hen takes a walk all around the barnyard. Little does she know that she is being stalked by a fox--but the fox keeps running into trouble, and Rosie makes it home safe and sound.”Liz M wrote this review Thursday, April 30, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A sneaky fox pursues an oblivious hen through the farmyard. ”Contrarian Librarian wrote this review Wednesday, February 4, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In this humorous picture book Rosie, the chicken, is being followed by a fox as she walks through the barnyard. Young children will love to look at these delightful pictures and tell the story of Rosie and the fox. This is also a good book for reinforcing direction words such as over, under, and around.”Becky K wrote this review Friday, January 16, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No