Perfect Picture Book Friday – Rosie And Rasmus

Hurray! It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday!

I’m afraid it’s been a rather challenging week, so I’m posting a book I’ve posted before because I have no time. But also because I really really love this book and think everyone should read it 😊 And it’s about love and friendship which seem especially important right now.


Title: Rosie And Rasmus

Written & Illustrated By: Serena Geddes

Aladdin, April 2 2019, fiction

Suitable For Ages: 4-8

Themes/Topics: friendship

Opening: “This is Rosie.
She lives in a little village with cobblestone streets, a water fountain, and an ice cream stand.
Every day Rosie watches and wishes.
She watches as the others play.
She wishes someone would see her.

Rosie 1
Rosie 2

Brief Synopsis: Rosie, a lonely little girl, meets Rasmus, a lonely little dragon, and they discover the extraordinary magic and power of friendship.  When Rasmus has to leave, Rosie finds she has learned more than she realized about making friends.

Links To Resources: Easy Friendship Bracelets; Preschool Bead Friendship Bracelet; Slightly Harder Friendship Bracelet; draw a picture of yourself and a friend doing something together; talk about what friendship means.

Rosie 3
how cute is this dragon?! 🙂

Why I Like This Book: To me, this book is just the definition of a perfect picture book! Sweet, simple text that conveys a moving and lovely message about friendship, and enormously appealing art in soft colors with beautiful expression.  Any of us who have ever known (or been) a shy and lonely preschooler can relate to Rosie’s longing for a friend.  You just have to see the page where she and Rasmus meet.  He’s hidden up in a tree, and she’s sitting forlornly on the ground below, and out of the tree comes his tail – only his tail – offering her a flower 🌸   So incredibly sweet!  Rasmus has his own problems.  He can’t fly.  So Rosie does everything in her power to help him.  When his wings finally grow and he has has to fly off and do dragon things, they say a tearful goodbye.  Rosie goes back to her village, once again watching the other children and wishing for a friend.  But this time, she knows what to do.  And I’m not going to tell you, because you just have to read this book and see for yourself!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊

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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 😊

17 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Rosie And Rasmus

  1. Patricia Tilton says:

    Such a beautiful story about the power of friendship. I love the lovely cover and illustrations. Perfect read for kids who are shy. And it is very timely.
    Hope you have a better week! But, have a great weekend!

  2. Wendy says:

    Take time for yourself, Susanna. I haven’t been posting because I haven’t even been to the public library since mid-March to protect older relatives. I’ve been re-reading well-loved books, too.

  3. ptnozell says:

    We definitely need a picture book about friendship & love now! Thanks for the reminder about this sweet story.

    Hope things settle down & you’re able to relax this weekend.

  4. marty says:

    Perfect choice, Susanna. This is one I need to read, but haven’t yet. Love the message and the illustrations.
    Hope the weekend gives you a respite from your challenging week.

  5. authorlaurablog says:

    What a sweet story and in my opinion, it’s always nice to revisit an old friend whether it’s a book, a person, or a place. I hope the weekend smooths over the rough week that you’ve had.

  6. Andrea Mack says:

    What delightful illustrations! I love it when we get another look at favourite picture books from the past. Friendship is so important to our children, now more than ever.

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