There was a sign on Rosie's door.
It read, "If you want to know a secret, knock three times."
Kathy knocked three times and Rosie opened the door.
"Hello, Rosie. What's the secret?"
"I'm not Rosie anymore," said Rosie. "That's the secret."
"Then who are you?" asked Kathy.
"I'm Alinda, the lovely lady singer."
"Oh," said Kathy.
Rosie and her neighborhood friends Kathy, Dolly, Pudgy and Sal create their own playtime adventures with imagination, simple props and no adult involvement. "That evening, when their mothers asked them what they had done all afternoon, they said they had done so much there wasn't even enough time to do it in and they were going to do it all over again tomorrow."
Take a look at the following video from Maurice Sendak's 80th birthday celebration and listen to the beginning of The Sign on Rosie's Door read by Meryl Streep.