Rosemary Wells 12/4/21

Event date: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 12:00pm

About this Event

Zoom presentation: 10:00AM

To keep our children Covid safe, Ms. Wells will offer a Zoom presentation of her newest books prior to her appearance.  For free access to the Zoom presentation,  REGISTER HERE!

In person book signing: 12:00 PM (Masks will be required) 

Following her Zoom presentation, Ms. Wells will be in the store to sign books for her Hicklebee’s fans.  If you are not able to attend, and would like a signed book, let us know.  We’ll do our best to have one personalized for you.



Rosemary Wells is a children’s book author and illustrator who in her 45 year career has created more than one hundred and twenty books for babies to teens. Best known for her Max & Ruby series and Mother Goose illustrations she has also brought us Yoko, Noisy Nora, the Bunny Planet and other unforgettable characters.



First published in 1924—two years before Winnie-the-Pooh—A. A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young is among the most familiar and cherished works in children’s literature. A whimsical celebration of childhood, the poems have been read and sung to children for decades since. 

    “You must never go down to the end of the town if you don’t go down with me”.     

Rosemary Wells brings her cast of characters to a dozen of Milne’s best-loved poems that dance off our tongues as we read them aloud to the youngest set. 


Wells tells the story of a rocking chair handmade in the early 1800s by her great-great-grandfather, an immigrant from Germany.  He carved the word WILLKOMMEN on the back.  Four generations added their welcomes in four different languages.  The chair became a symbol of comfort for generations of immigrants looking for a better life.  Along with Jerry Pinkney’s beautiful illustrations readers see how over time many cultures and backgrounds have made up America.

   “Deserves to become a modern classic.” —BookPage (starred review)

    “A resounding welcome to immigrants.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)



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San Jose, CA 95125
Poems from When We Were Very Young Cover Image
By A. A. Milne, Rosemary Wells (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9781324016533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - October 26th, 2021

The Welcome Chair Cover Image
By Rosemary Wells, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534429772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - November 2nd, 2021