A touching tale about a girl, her lost doll, and a bear who brings them back together.
More than anything, Willa adores her ragdoll, Rosie, made just for her by Grandma. Together, through the seasons, they picnic, pick berries, and jump in piles of leaves. But one winter's day, on a bumpy sleigh ride to Grandma's birthday dinner, Rosie falls into the snow and disappears. Willa is inconsolable--and not even a new gift from Grandma helps. Then, mysteriously, Rosie reappears at Grandma's door. Can Willa find a way to thank the special friend who returned her doll? With its charming folk-style illustrations, this beautiful picture book will warm the heart of every child who has ever had a favorite, beloved toy.
Philomena O'Neill was born in Ireland. Her family moved to Ghana, West Africa when she was eight years old and immigrated to Canada when she was 14. She met her husband in 1976 on a sailboat in Patchogue, Long Island, and shortly after marrying, moved to Seattle where they raised four children. She has been illustrating children's books, magazines, and education material for nearly 20 years. You can see more illustration work on her website at philomenaoneill.com.