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Set in New York, this gorgeous children's picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.

Set in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.

This is a tale about a big city.

It's a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze.

It's a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth.

But most of all, it's the tale of Herman and Rosie.
'Herman and Rosie is a beautiful, funny and quirky story of two unique souls who are destined to meet.' Manly Daily

'A beautiful, soulful and quirky tale, romantic and hopeful, with a big heart.' Newcastle Herald

'Gordon has created a bittersweet tale of solitude, longing and new beginnings in a complex story that asks a lot from the reader and richly rewards in return...very highligh recommended for ages 4 to 9 years.' Web Child

'Clever, sweet and brilliant in every way.' William Yeoman, The Weekend West

'An urban love story which touches the heart and stirs the imagination.' Canberra Times

'Quirky, soulful and alive . . . a book to treasure, like a favourite song.' Markus Zusak

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143507277

    November 16, 2016

    Picture Puffin

    36 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781743482889

    May 22, 2013

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014
    Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
    Shortlisted
  • 2014
    Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
    Shortlisted

Also by Gus Gordon

My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up
My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong
The Catawampus Cat
My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins
Somewhere Else
My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
My Life and Other Massive Mistakes
I Am Cow Hear Me Moo
I am Cow, Hear me Moo
Brilliant Bites for Boys
Kids Stink (A Tom Weekly Story)
The Great Stinkathlon: Aussie Bites
My Big Book of Nibbles
Wendy
Make 'Em Laugh: Pocket Money Puffin
Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Skull Moon : Aussie Bites
The Undys: On the Move
The Undys: Wet and Wild
The Undys: Itching for Action
The Undys: Let's Get Physical
Let the Games Begin: The Undys

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Where The Wild Things Are
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book
One Very Tired Wombat
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Animalia
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
A River
Why I Love Footy
I Love Dad With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Peppa Pig: Bounce and Play: Sticker Activity Book
LGB Scuffy The Tugboat And His Adventures Down The River
Lgb The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
LGB The Poky Little Puppy
Koala Lou
LGB The Little Red Hen
Lgb The Fire Engine Book
LGB I'm A T. Rex!