Herman and Rosie

Herman and Rosie

Book - 2013
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In New York City, a "groovy little jazz number" brings together a lonely crocodile and deer.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596438569
1596438568
Branch Call Number: Ju E GOR

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BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
City life can be busy, bustling . . . and lonely. Two musicians find a satisfying friendship in this musical journey set in the always exciting Manhattan, New York.

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Jan 16, 2014

I loved the illustrations in this book about finding friendship in a big city. It was honestly kind of more an adult book about friendship than a children's book -- in that I think adults would relate more to the action in the story -- but it works for kids too.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 01, 2013

Written by an Aussie, author Gus Gordon has created the first picture book I’ve ever seen to successfully put its finger on the simultaneous beauty and soul-gutting loneliness of big city life. The fact that it just happens to be a fun story about an oboe-tooting croc and deer chanteuse is just icing on the cake.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 01, 2013

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 01, 2013

Herman and Rosie are city creatures through and through. Herman is a croc with a penchant for hotdogs and yogurt and playing his oboe out the window of his 7th story home. In a nearby building, Rosie the deer likes pancakes and jazz records and singing in nightclubs, even if no one’s there to hear her. Neither one knows the other, so they continue their lonely little lives unaware of the potential soulmate nearby. One day Rosie catches a bit of Herman’s music and not long thereafter Herman manages to hear a snatch of a song sung by Rosie. They like what they hear but through a series of unfortunate events they never quite meet up. Then Herman gets fired from his job in sales and Rosie’s favorite jazz club goes belly up. Things look bad for our heroes, until a certain cheery day where it all turns around for them.

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