Reviewed: December 3, 2002
By: Lois Lesynski
Publisher: Annick Press
34 pages, $6.95
a tale about being careful what you wish for. This is the story of Roxanne, a
lovely child who was just a bit uncoordinated, or as the playful rhyming story
was a lovely child …
clumsy as as an ox -
every time she played
got a dozen
is what they heard her say
hundred times a day.
“Oops!” out loud
matter what they’d play.
day when they are playing by the Magic Wood, Roxanne gets a brain storm and
wishes that she were made of stone. As she eventually learns, it would have
been better to have wished for a sense of balance. Being Rocksy is fun for a
while but it does get old rather quickly, especially when it turns out to be a
progressive change and she becomes more and more stony.
gets rescued with the help of her friends and finally figures out what she
should have wished for.
a nice little story with a bouncy rhyme and rhythm and illustrations add to the