History Creator / RosemaryWells

7th Dec '16 6:07:42 PM Xtifr
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'''Rosemary Wells''' (1943 -) is a prolific creator of children's picture books and has also written for older audiences. Her two most popular franchises, which have also been adapted for television, are ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'' and ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''. Some other popular titles by her include the ''Bunny Planet'' books, the ''Edward the Unready'' series (later rereleased as eBooks under the banner "Edward Almost Ready"), the ''[=McDuff=]'' series and ''Emily's First 100 Days of Kindergarten''. Her nonfiction titles have included ''Help Children Cope With Divorce'' and ''Getting to Know You: Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites''. Some of her works titled at older audiences include ''Mary on Horseback'' and ''The Miraculous Tale of the Two Maries''. In all, she has written well over 100 titles. Her most recent series are the ''Kindergators'', about a group of young alligators, the ''Sophie'' books, about a high-spirited two-year-old mouse, and ''Felix & Fiona'', which revives her Felix the guinea pig character, but also adds a new friend for him named Fiona.

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'''Rosemary Wells''' Rosemary Wells (1943 -) is a prolific creator of children's picture books and has also written for older audiences. Her two most popular franchises, which have also been adapted for television, are ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'' and ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''. Some other popular titles by her include the ''Bunny Planet'' books, the ''Edward the Unready'' series (later rereleased as eBooks under the banner "Edward Almost Ready"), the ''[=McDuff=]'' series and ''Emily's First 100 Days of Kindergarten''. Her nonfiction titles have included ''Help Children Cope With Divorce'' and ''Getting to Know You: Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites''. Some of her works titled at older audiences include ''Mary on Horseback'' and ''The Miraculous Tale of the Two Maries''. In all, she has written well over 100 titles. Her most recent series are the ''Kindergators'', about a group of young alligators, the ''Sophie'' books, about a high-spirited two-year-old mouse, and ''Felix & Fiona'', which revives her Felix the guinea pig character, but also adds a new friend for him named Fiona.
26th Oct '16 6:30:41 AM JMQwilleran
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* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: In her picture book ''Otto Runs for President'', the ads for as school election start about halfway decent, with Charles's side promising meat in the cafeteria and Tiffany's promising more mirrors in the girls' bathroom, among other thing. They quickly descend into Tiffany insinuating that Charles is a cheater, and Charles insinuating Tiffany of spending class dues on hairspray, and soon become worse than insinuations. "TIFFANY: Wrong on hairspray! Wrong for Barkladelphia School!" Meanwhile, Otto ignores both campaigns, quietly speaks to everyone in the school about what they actually want out of a school president and what the school needs, then passes out cookies with his campaign platform. He wins the election.
21st Oct '16 2:43:18 PM JMQwilleran
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Her picture book ''Otto Runs for President'' makes sure it's covered legally throughout time. "The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person running for office in the past, present, or future is entirely coincidental."
31st Aug '16 8:24:32 PM JMQwilleran
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** ''Helping Children Cope with Grief'', one of her titles for adult readers, has been released as an audiobook.
7th Aug '16 11:07:05 PM JMQwilleran
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** The complete ''Voyage to the Bunny Planet'' is available in an audio edition both on the Amazon audiobook site Audible and on Playaway, a format often found in libraries. It includes both music and sound effects, as well as a soothing female narrator.
14th Jul '16 10:45:17 PM brb1006
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** Over the years, Yoko and her mother have slowly started looking more detailed as newer Yoko books came out mainly for the book covers. Starting in "Yoko Writes Her Name" [[http://jto.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/p11-wells-a-20140908.jpg her fur looked more fuzzy and black stripes were added near Yoko's eyes]]. In [[http://c383433.r33.cf1.rackcdn.com/9781423119555.jpg "Yoko's Show-And-Tell" her black strips are more darker and looked a little more realistic]]. Then in [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1dvmzfr3DL.jpg "Yoko Finds Her Way" her fur is not as fuzzy but her design looks a little different compared to her previous appearances]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fWXldVIjsFA/TVlnCdR1IVI/AAAAAAAAAH4/09TjUkB5byo/s1600/yoko.jpg Her design from 1998 - 2005]] looked a little chubby (most notable is Yoko's head and body design). During her 1998 design along with the ''Yoko & Friends'' series and a couple of ''Timothy'' books she would [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RHDQOofZL._SY397_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg sometimes be given a white color around her mouth, feet,]] [[http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1408455019l/120727.jpg and a black strip across her cheeks.]] Yoko's appearance in ''Yoko Learns to Read'' is the most notable example with her and her mother's design.

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** Over the years, Yoko and her mother have slowly started looking more detailed as newer Yoko books came out mainly for the book covers. Starting in "Yoko Writes Her Name" [[http://jto.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/p11-wells-a-20140908.jpg her fur looked more fuzzy and black stripes were added near Yoko's eyes]]. In [[http://c383433.r33.cf1.rackcdn.com/9781423119555.jpg "Yoko's Show-And-Tell" her black strips are more darker and looked a little more realistic]]. Then in [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1dvmzfr3DL.jpg "Yoko Finds Her Way" her fur is not as fuzzy but her design looks a little different compared to her previous appearances]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fWXldVIjsFA/TVlnCdR1IVI/AAAAAAAAAH4/09TjUkB5byo/s1600/yoko.jpg Her design from 1998 - 2005]] looked a little chubby (most notable is Yoko's head and body design). However an [[http://i.imgur.com/Twtjkhm.jpg alternative cover]] for "Yoko Finds Her Way" has her drawn in the same pose but more reminiscent to her appearance from the earlier book appearances. During her 1998 design along with the ''Yoko & Friends'' series and a couple of ''Timothy'' books she would [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RHDQOofZL._SY397_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg sometimes be given a white color around her mouth, feet,]] [[http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1408455019l/120727.jpg and a black strip across her cheeks.]] Yoko's appearance in ''Yoko Learns to Read'' is the most notable example with her and her mother's design.
14th Jul '16 10:37:51 PM brb1006
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* TheQuietOne: While Charles does talk, he's mostly the quietest character in "Yoko & Friends" and the animated series. Even after he becomes less shy as the books and episodes go on.
** Muriel in the Yoko & Friends book "The Halloween Parade" doesn't talk very often due to her being a preschool aged kitten besides saying short words like "Hurt" and "Chain Saw".
14th Jul '16 10:20:44 PM brb1006
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* HeroicBSOD: In the book "Yoko Show-And-Tell", after Yoko's glass doll Miki gets broken on the way to school inside the bus after the franks were tossing it around. Yoko doesn't speak and is mostly seen with a blank/shocked expression until she returns home to her mother via her mother's car after she hears that Yoko wasn't acting her self that day. She refuses to eat her sushi for lunc which is her favorite foods and doesn't pay attention in class much to the concern of Miss Jenkins.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: While Yoko's mother is commonly seen happy and is never seen sad or angry, in the book "Yoko's Show-And-Tell" she actually gets stern with Yoko by telling her no in a more annoyed or disgusted tone due to Yoko wanting to bring her crystal doll, Miki, to school. Unlike the episode from the AnimatedAdaptation "The Taketombo" where she isn't mad at the Franks for breaking the taketombo (due to it being made of wood and easy to repair with glue). Yoko is afraid of showing the broken doll to her mother due to the glass being difficult to repair. Yoko's mother does forgive her after Yoko finally reveals the broken remains of Miki. Instead of having Yoko and her mother end up repairing it by themselves, they head to a hospital to give to a doctor who fixes Miki.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: While Yoko's mother is commonly seen happy and is never seen sad or angry, in the book "Yoko's Show-And-Tell" [[http://i.imgur.com/QFOtnSV.png?1 she actually gets stern with Yoko Yoko]] by telling her no in a more annoyed or disgusted tone due to Yoko wanting to bring her crystal doll, Miki, to school. Unlike the episode from the AnimatedAdaptation "The Taketombo" where she isn't mad at the Franks for breaking the taketombo (due to it being made of wood and easy to repair with glue). Yoko is afraid of showing the broken doll to her mother due to the glass being difficult to repair. Yoko's mother does forgive her after Yoko finally reveals the broken remains of Miki. Instead of having Yoko and her mother end up repairing it by themselves, they head to a hospital to give to a doctor who fixes Miki.



* ThousandYardStare: In "Yoko's Show-And-Tell", after the antique doll named Miki gets broken on the way to school after The Franks threw it to each other on the bus. Yoko throughout the story doesn't speak and gives a cold stare throughout school until she returns home. This is due to Yoko being guilty and scared of her mother finding out Miki is broken since Yoko disobeyed what her mother told her before she took the doll to school for show and tell. Mainly since the doll is very delicate.

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* ThousandYardStare: In "Yoko's Show-And-Tell", after the antique doll named Miki gets broken on the way to school after The Franks threw it to each other on the bus. [[http://i.imgur.com/zdQWwMZ.png Yoko throughout the story doesn't speak and gives a cold stare throughout school school]] until she returns home. This is due to Yoko being guilty and scared of her mother finding out Miki is broken since Yoko disobeyed what her mother told her before she took the doll to school for show and tell. Mainly since the doll is very delicate.
14th Jul '16 10:01:39 PM brb1006
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* CallBack: The 2011 Yoko book "Yoko's Show-And-Tell" deals can count as a callback to the Timothy Goes To School episode "The Taketombo" which deals with Yoko bringing something to school only for it to break before showing it to the rest of the students. The only difference is that in the 2011 book Yoko's mother actually gives her a stern warning about bringing it to school and Yoko ends up having to take the broken pieces when she gets off the bus. Yoko actually gets nervous and a bit scared when her mother deicded to let her leave school early because of how bad she was taking it.
14th Jul '16 9:50:09 PM brb1006
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** The first Literature/Yoko book was given an audio cassette by Scholastic in 1999 that was narrated by Vivian Bayubay.

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** The first Literature/Yoko {{Literature/Yoko}} book was given an audio cassette by Scholastic in 1999 that was narrated by Vivian Bayubay.
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