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Maurice Sendak's Really Rosie Starring the Nutshell Kids Paperback – December 17, 1986 by Maurice Sendak (Author, Illustrator)

We got the Nutshell books (which the musical is based on) as a gift; my parents also have the record (yes, record) of this show and our daughter loved listening to the songs. We started listening to them on YouTube and she kept loving them, so we got this so I could play them on the piano. If that’s what you want to do, this book is useful. Depending on your skill level, the songs might be too simplistic or just right – be aware that the real songs have introductory portions, and those aren’t in this music, nor are other embellishments, so it sounds simpler than what’s on the recordings you might listen to. But that also makes it easier to play. I’d have liked the harder version personally. Check it out!

From the Back Cover Setting / A Brooklyn street with typical attached brick houses. The action takes place on the front steps-the stoop-of Rosie’s house, and later in the cellar. The time is now, from morning to early evening of a hot July day.


Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie Starring the Nutshell Kids Paperback – December 17, 1986 by Maurice Sendak (Author, Illustrator) Review

The book was in excellent shape, the price was extraordinary. I was disappointed though in that it did not have all the songs, and omitted some I particularly wanted like "The Awful Truth". Also the music was dummed down some from what you hear on the soundtrack. -Read Reviews-

One of my kids’ favorite books – music, too! – and destined to become a favorite of their children and grandchildren as well. Sendak’s verse and King’s music are a wonderful combination. We’re ordering the DVD so the kids can sing along with the music and see the stories in cartoon form.

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