Anne Gibb, the former Head of School at Gulf Stream School in Gulf Stream, FL.
Amitha Knight, winner of the 2012 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award
Love of family and the sea: For moms and dads looking for picture books to teach children about family love and environmental stewardship, this one is a keeper. It’s a sweet story about a sea star named Rosie who lives with her several roaming brothers, but she is always left at home with one brother who cooks and keeps the home together. When a storm hits, Rosie worries that her brothers are lost, so she sets out, full of courage and determination, to find them. She washes up on a beach, where she encounters a human child who understands how precious she is. Rosie eventually finds her way back home to find all her brothers waiting. Beautifully illustrated, this loving story is a keeper. Vicki McCash-Brennan, former editor of South Florida Parenting
Miss “B” told me underwater books are her favorite. She had just finished an octopus book because it was “O” week and they were also doing a number of lessons with the numbers 7 and 8. So a starfish with 7 brothers fit in perfectly. She said the kids really like the book and that they wanted it for their classroom. Miss Bernidette to her 3 year-old class in Delray Beach, FL
Great book to share with your class or children:Rosie’s Song is a perfect holiday story. At this time of year we are all celebrating family and rekindling family relationships. Rosie’s Song is a great read for teachers to demonstrate author’s perspective and to use as mentor text. The book is thought provoking and the illustrations are phenomenal. Great gift for grandmas to give to their little stars. Debbie O’Meilia
A New Staple In My Substitute Teacher’s Bag Of Tricks!: I love the story and the warm family message which it conveys. It also serves as a valuable science lesson and the illustrations are awesome. I sub in kindergarten thru 3rd grade classrooms. I have yet to see a student fail to become engrossed with this book; a real life-saver…Rosie’s Song gets a big STAR (fish) from me! Terry R. K