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*Starred Review* There are so many great New York love stories, and here's another. Herman, who just happens to be a crocodile, is an oboe player (the instrument fits nicely under his enormous teeth). He lives in a tiny apartment, loves boysenberry yoghurt, and likes "watching films about the ocean." Rosie, of the deer persuasion, enjoys "toffee that sticks to your teeth," jazz singing, and also watching ocean-themed films. Never the twain shall meet, until Herman loses his job "selling things," and Rosie's jazz club closes down due to poor attendance. When each comes out of a depression, Herman picks up the oboe, and Rosie finds herself drawn across rooftops towards its "groovy tune." Soon the lonely city is lonely no more as they make sweet, sweet music together. This Australian picture book doesn't skimp on fantastic details: Rosie's club is called The Mangy Hound; Herman's call centre is inhabited by boars, giraffes, and owls; and Grandma Herman's photo sits framed on the bureau. Gordon's heavily lined characters and collage backgrounds give rise to the vibrant Big Apple, populated by all species and anchored by two endearing artistic types. The illustrations include scenes depicted on postcards as the duo moves around the city, maps of their wanderings, and even a page comprised entirely of neon signs ("Dancing Hamsters") that light up the night sky. Not since Petra Mathers' Sophie and Lou (1991) has a picture book, the arts, and romance converged so charmingly. Preschool-Grade 2. --Ann Kelley

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About the Author

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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"* 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 * 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"" *"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 "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

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