Set�in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story�about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.
This is a tale about a big city.
It's a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze.
It's a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth.
But most of all, it's the tale of Herman and Rosie.
'Herman and Rosie is a beautiful, funny and quirky story of two unique souls who are destined to meet.'�Manly Daily
'A beautiful, soulful and quirky tale, romantic and hopeful, with a big heart.'�Newcastle Herald
'Gordon has created a bittersweet tale of solitude, longing and new beginnings in a complex story that asks a lot from the reader and richly rewards in return...very highligh recommended for ages 4 to 9 years.'�Web Child
'Clever, sweet and brilliant in every way.' William Yeoman, The Weekend West
'An urban love story which touches the heart and stirs the imagination.'�Canberra Times
'Quirky, soulful and alive . . . a book to treasure, like a favourite song.' Markus Zusak
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.