Charles is a mouse of few words. He doesn’t like to talk, and he’s perfectly happy playing by himself. But his parents are not happy. “It’s time he played football or joined the ballet,” says Charles’s father. So off Charles goes to ballet class, where he curls up and pretends to be asleep. Football proves even less successful. Will anything bring Charles out of his shell?
“A nicely told fable as helpful for their parents as for shy children in need of respect.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Wells has a time-tested talent for taking a keenly felt emotion—in this case shyness—and exploring it in a manner that is reassuring to young listeners.” —Booklist
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About Rosemary Wells
Born in New York City, Rosemary Wells grew up in a house “filled with books, dogs, and nineteenth-century music.” Her childhood years were spent between her parents’ home near Red Bank, New Jersey, and her grandmother’s rambling stucco house on… More about Rosemary Wells
Published by Puffin Books Jun 25, 2001| 32 Pages| 8-1/2 x 10-1/2| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780140568431