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Rosie’s Song
By Mary Kate Leming & Deborah LaFogg Docherty

$20.00 (includes Florida sales tax)

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 When Rosie the Sea Star’s roving brothers get caught out in a storm, she fears they are lost forever.  Filled with determination and worry, she sets out on her own adventure to find them and almost gets lost herself —  before ending back right where she began, in the loving embrace of her family.  Rosie’s Song tells a story of family love, wrapped up with a quiet message of ocean conservation and courage.

What people are saying:

All in all, this was one of the best self-published picture books I’ve seen, and has a very kid-friendly vibe, with an eco-friendly (but not preachy) storyline that may help stimulate family discussions about pollution and the environment.”
Amitha Knight

A powerful tool for character development: What a wonderful tale of the adventures of Rosie the starfish and her family! In this beautifully told story, not only does the reader learn about the delicate ecosystem in which starfish live, but when Rosie experiences a turbulent storm, her survival depends on her faith in the values of family, home, loyalty and love. This book is an excellent vehicle for teaching about the ocean ecosystem as well as for developing strong family values in youth.

James S. Leming

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

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.


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About the author and illustrator:

Leming is a former musician and librarian who has dabbled in filmmaking, screenwriting and Web content development. After more than 20 years as a research manager and editor at daily newspapers, she now co-owns and edits The Coastal Star, which covers the towns along the barrier island, from South Palm Beach to Boca Raton. This is her first published book.

LaFogg Docherty’s award-winning art combines her two great loves: nature and painting. Her favorite media are acrylics, oils and pastels (which were used for this book). Her paintings have been featured in museum shows, national and international art shows, books and magazines. This is the second children’s book she has illustrated. For more information about her art and events, visit www.lafogg.com.


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