Article Title

Herman and Rosie


Aylea Stephens


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Gus Gordon, Crocodiles, Deer, Music, Disappointment, Loneliness, Friendship, New York, Jazz, Picture Book, City

Document Type

Book Review


Herman Schubert and Rosie Bloom live in a very busy city in two very small apartments. Herman plays the oboe and likes watching films about the ocean. Rosie likes to sing and watch films about the ocean. They both like living in the big city, but sometimes it can be a lonely place to be by themselves. Although Herman occasionally plays oboe and Rosie hears it, and sometimes Rosie sings and Herman hears it, they never meet. One day Rosie is told that she can’t sing in the club anymore and Herman loses his job. Both are sad and stop playing music. However, when they finally meet for the first time, the city is never quite the same again.