Shy Charles by Rosemary WellsShy Charles by Rosemary Wells

Shy Charles

byRosemary Wells

Paperback | June 25, 2001

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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.”

Rosemary Wells is the author of 120 books for children, including more than 40 about the beloved bunnies Max and Ruby. She travels all over the country as a tireless advocate for literacy. Wells was born in New Jersey to a playwright father and ballet dancer mother who encouraged her artistic bent. She worked as an art director and des...
Title:Shy CharlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.5 × 8.56 × 0.15 inPublished:June 25, 2001Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140568433

ISBN - 13:9780140568431

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Realistic Portrayal of Social Situations For Children Wells' novel is a realistic portrayal of what social situations may feel for shy, anxious or introverted children. That being said, children and their parents may profit from reading this book together as to explain to their little ones the realities of such behaviors, and by extension, prepare them for life in public.
Date published: 2018-05-19