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Herman and Rosie

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Publisher Comments:

Once upon a time in a very busy city, on a very busy street, in two very small apartments, lived...
 
Herman and Rosie.
 
Herman liked playing the oboe, the smell of hot dogs in the winter, and watching films about the ocean.
 
Rosie liked pancakes, listening to old jazz records, and watching films about the ocean.
 
They both loved the groovy rhythm of the city, but sometimes the bustling crowds and constant motion left them lonely, until one night ...
 
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Review:

"While the title makes it sound like they're a couple, Australian author/illustrator Gordon's crocodile hero and deerlike heroine remain unknown to one another until the penultimate spread, even though they live in adjacent buildings and have important things in common: a love of music (oboe for him, jazz singing for her) and 'watching films about the ocean.' But that's life in the big city — New York City, in particular, which Gordon brings alive through lyrical drawings and inventive collage. His soul-mate characters are equally terrific: two sweet but lonely souls (think Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine — or maybe it's Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) who live in tiny apartments and eke out a living while keeping their wistful chins up. If it sounds too sophisticated for the target audience, rest assured it isn't (although some may grow anxious when both characters lose their jobs). Readers of all ages will fall for Herman and Rosie from the start, and Gordon knows how to keep the dramatic and romantic tension just taut enough to keep the pages turning toward their inevitable meeting. Ages 7 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Gus Gordon is an Australian born writer and illustrator of books for small people and older people who like small peoples books. Gus lives with his wife and three kids on the Northern beaches of Sydney. Herman and Rosie is his first book with Roaring Brook Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596438569
Author:
Gordon, Gus
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Alligators and Crocodiles
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.125 x 9.9375 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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Product details 32 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596438569 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While the title makes it sound like they're a couple, Australian author/illustrator Gordon's crocodile hero and deerlike heroine remain unknown to one another until the penultimate spread, even though they live in adjacent buildings and have important things in common: a love of music (oboe for him, jazz singing for her) and 'watching films about the ocean.' But that's life in the big city — New York City, in particular, which Gordon brings alive through lyrical drawings and inventive collage. His soul-mate characters are equally terrific: two sweet but lonely souls (think Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine — or maybe it's Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) who live in tiny apartments and eke out a living while keeping their wistful chins up. If it sounds too sophisticated for the target audience, rest assured it isn't (although some may grow anxious when both characters lose their jobs). Readers of all ages will fall for Herman and Rosie from the start, and Gordon knows how to keep the dramatic and romantic tension just taut enough to keep the pages turning toward their inevitable meeting. Ages 7 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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