Translated by Mia Spangenberg
Rosie dreams of forests, meadows, hares, and freedom. Trapped at the race- track, she sprints in endless circles – until one day, Rosie makes a fearless beeline for the enormous world beyond the track. Scared and a little excited too, Rosie runs through shadowy forests, a circus, a bustling train station, and even takes a quick dip alongside a ferry. She runs on, through small towns and whirling cities, and on her way catches glimpses of passersby, brief but clear. Readers will find peace in a private look at a man watering his plants, or a jolt of happiness at a long-snouted dog wearing a cap on a train. A book about taking in the wide world around you, Rosie Runs beckons young readers to rediscover their favorite hobbies and passions and revel in the joy of playing and being among new friends.
Forthcoming on August 15, 2023
Rosie Runs describes the world through a dog’s eyes. Rosie is a dog that loves to run. This can be seen in the illustrations, which have speed and movement. The illustrations are unrestrainedly expressive, but at the same time . . . perfectly controlled.
Rosie Runs is both extremely beautiful and well thought-out. The book’s unusually large format allows bird’s-eye view depictions of the landscapes and environments through which Rosie journeys, won- dering at the world. The pictures are full of exciting details, and the interaction between images and words encourages the small reader to study the pictures closely. Where is the man taking pictures with his mobile phone? Where is the goose shaking its wings? . . . Rosie Runs is an ambitious work of art which is at the same time simple and easily accessible.
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