Rosie Runs by Marika Maijala, Mia Spangenberg (Translator)
Publisher: Elsewhere Editions
Genre: Children's Fiction
No. of Pages: 58
Date of Publication: 15 August, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
Lovely and heartwarming. Rosie Runs first caught my eye with its cover, and once I read the synopsis and learned that the Rosie of this story was based on a real-life Rosie, I knew that I really wanted to read her tale.
I have long despised animals being forced into the cruelty of racing, or hunts and very much appreciated that the story of the real Rosie is part of this, to know that she was adopted, safe, and beloved. Rosie's story is a moral and humane lesson steeped in the importance of being kind to animals and keeping animal rights laws in place without ever being overbearing.
An excellent read-aloud choice for children (be sure to have time for questions and talking time after). The illustrations are vividly colorful, engaging even for the very young, and accompany the story perfectly.
Rosie's tale will stay with its readers, young and older alike.
Thank you to Elsewhere Editions (Archipelago) and NetGalley for the DRC!