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Herman and Rosie

Herman and Rosie

Gus Gordon

Roaring Brook Press


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 ...

A Neal Porter Book

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Sakura Medal (Japan) ML

Praise for Herman and Rosie

“* 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.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In bustling New York, anthropomorphic croc Herman and Rosie (a goat?) inhabit parallel lives until they discover they're soul mates . . . Sweetly celebrates artistic bonding in the Big Apple.” —Kirkus Reviews

“* Not since Petra Mathers's Sophie and Lou (2001) has a picture book, the arts, and romance converged so charmingly.” —Booklist, starred review

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Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an Australian born writer and illustrator of books for small people and older people who like small people's 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.

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