Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Rosie and Crayon

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book Review - Rosie and Crayon

Rosie and Crayon
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About the Book
Rosie and her pup, named Crayon, lead readers through the colorful seasons of growing up together and what it means to love . . . and then experience loss. After a long, colorful life, Crayon dies, and Rosie s world becomes black and white. We follow along as she processes her grief and embarks on the most important journey of all -- opening one s heart to love again.

  • 34 pages
  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 8-3/4 inches wide by 11-1/4 inches high

Deborah Marcero received her BFA in drawing and photography from the University of Michigan, and her MFA in poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her debut childrens picture book, Ursa s Light, received a Starred Review from Booklist, which described it as ''a visual standout.'' Rosie and Crayon is Deborah s second Peter Pauper Press picture book.

My Take on the Book
Deborah Marcero has written a heartfelt story about a little girl and her dog crayon. If you have a pet, you can understand the relationship of love, kindness, and fun that a child and their pet share. You can also relate to the grief and loss when that pet dies.

Rosie had to work through her grief. With the help of a boy who had lost his cat, Rosie was able to look beyond her own grief and help the boy.

The author did an amazing job of showing the love Rosie had for her pet. She used beautiful colors in her illustrations while Crayon , Rosie's dog, was alive. However as soon as Crayon died, the illustrations reverted to black , white and gray which definitely reflected Rosie's feelings. The ending brings back the color.

This is an excellent story to share with your child and discuss the feelings the characters displayed.

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