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Back in 1981, Sheila Greenwald wrote her first Rosy Cole book, Give Us a Great Big Smile, Rosy Cole. If you're interested in reading that one, it's still available at San Jose Public Library. Throughout those thirty years, Ms. Greenwald has written a dozen more Rosy Cole books. This enduring author is now back with her newest creation, Watch Out World-Rosy Cole is Going Green! Although Rosy is younger than she was in some of her other writings; she's still attending classes at Miss Read School. Now Rosy's class is involved in the school fair using the "Keep It Green" theme to raise money to plant trees and buy energy-saving light bulbs. Rosy is thrilled when Mrs. Oliphant selects her idea, "Nature's gifts" as one of the themes for the fair. However, horrified by the insect specimens, their teacher nearly shuts their booth down, and when her surprised sister finds 2000+ red wiggler worms in a bedroom dresser, the project does not go over well with her family either. With thousands of wigglers to take care of and the demise of the other bugs things get more than a little messy for Rosy. How will Rosy ever get out of this one?
This story has a lively writing style that also includes a lot of humorous line drawings. It nicely incorporates science into an entertaining early chapter book. Both boys and girls will enjoy learning to become more 'green' and everyone can relate to Rosy's dilemmas.