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Rosie and Rasmus

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Two kindred spirits—a lonely young girl and a solitary young dragon—find each other and discover the power and magic of friendship in this sweetly simple picture book.

Every day, Rosie waits and watches as children play together, laugh and share stories, hoping she can join in the fun and make a new friend. But every day her wish never comes true.

Every day, Rasmus sits in
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Aladdin
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Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young Children Who Dream of Having a Friend
A lonely little girl, too shy to approach the other children in her small, cobblestoned village, meets a lonely dragon, too unsure to befriend the children in said village. Rosie and Rasmus are soon fast friends, and Rosie works tirelessly to help her draconite companion to achieve his lifelong dream of flying. But when Rasmus finally does sprout wings, they take him far away, leaving Rosie lonely again. Can she find a new friend...?

Australian author/artist Serena Geddes, who has previously cont
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can a small human child and big (if young) dragon become friends? Can a child and a dragon help each other through their friendship?

Yes, they can.

That's the wonderful hope of children's picture books. Creatures that are wildly different from each other, creatures that might appear to have nothing in common, creatures that might even be afraid of each other---they can defy convention and become caring and helpful friends for each other.

Please keep sharing these stories of hope and peace and love
Katie Fitzgerald
This is a sweet friendship story about how a lonely girl helps a dragon learn to fly. The pastel illustrations and gentle text have been very appealing to my three-year-old, and she has requested to have the book read aloud several times since it arrived. Though I don't think it brings much of anything new to the table, it is an appealing and attractive book, and it puts me in mind of Princess Cora and the Crocodile, even though the two books have different plots. I like that the story has a cle ...more
Dena (Batch of Books)
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
This is a charming story about an unlikely friendship that springs up between a lonely girl and a secluded dragon that lives in a tree. Rasmus (the dragon) wants to fly more than anything else. When Rosie and Rasmus cross paths, they quickly become friends. Rosie tries all sorts of experiments to help Rasmus fly. While the friends eventually part ways, Rosie learns a great deal from Rasmus and is changed by their time together.

It's a sweet, gentle story about friendship and bravery. The illustr
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads, childrens
This is an adorable story about a girl who's shy. She develops an imaginary friend and together they solve the problem of her dinosaur flying. Through the journey, Rosie learns to take a risk on making friends. When she says goodbye to her imaginary friend, she's able to risk making a real one. Very cute.
Edward Sullivan
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
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Lonely girl and solitary, wingless dragon that wants to fly become friends.
Tonja Drecker
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emotions coat these pages as a little girl and a little dragon turn loneliness into friendship.

Rosie watches the other kids play, but never partakes and sits on the sidelines. Rasmus is a sweet dragon but can't fly and sits alone too. One day, the two meet and find they might get along just fine. Soon, Rosie does what she can to help Rasmus. He doesn't have wings, but she's not going to let that stop him from chasing his dream.

This is a book with an overload of text but allows the illustrations
Kirsti Call
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

Expressive, whimsical illustrations fill the pages of this darling picture book about the power of friendship.

A lonely little girl and a lonely dragon live parallel lives until they meet and friendship turns into magic. Rasmus (the dragon) gives Rosie (the girl) a flower at their very first interaction. They soon become fast friends and Rosie joins Rasmus in her quest to fly. None of Rosie's ideas succeed, b
Raven Black
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Classic feel to a modern book. The story is straight forward (a girl wishes she had a friend) and one can use their imagination (is Rasmus real or an imaginary friend) but in the end it shows you how to have a friend is to be a friend. Great illustrations that are sugary sweet without being overwhelming or "too much".
Syntha Green
Jun 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Such sweet illustrations
Alyssa Tabor
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Oh my gosh, just tear my heart out! Skipping for storytime.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
My only gripe is that the word bubbles break up the text that is supposed to flow from page to page. It makes for a very choppy read aloud.
Ana Gutierrez
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful story about friendship! The illustrations are lovely as well.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - friendship and acceptance
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Mariya Ortiz
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this sweet story about imagination and the transformative power of friendship.
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