Review sponsored by Andrew Fairchild
The Children’s Book Review | April 21, 2016
Written by Andrew Fairchild
Illustrated by George A. Raggett
Age Range: 4 – 8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: 4Kidz Publishing (2015)
What to expect: Rhyme, Self-Acceptance, Amusing Illustrations
Can there ever be enough books that encourage kids to accept themselves for who they are? We think not! Rose and Her Amazing Nose is a picture book that does just this: it teaches kids the importance of accepting themselves.
In picture book format, complete with amusing illustrations, Rose, a tenacious young girl, shares all of the fabulous reasons she is happy to have her rather long nose. If her nose were flat her glasses would always fall, and if it were too small she would not be able to smell the roses so easily. Perhaps the most positive impact that can be made on young impressionable girls is knowing that every morning before she begins her day, Rose looks in the mirror and reminds herself that she is happy with herself.
The story is told with uncomplicated rhyme that is both easy to listen to and easy to read. The exceptional idiosyncratic illustrations work closely with the text and carry the story further by adding friendly personality and unusual charm.
Rose and Her Amazing Nose is a good choice for kids ages four through eight, who appreciate unconventional stories and ideas, or those that are in need of some reassurance about the beauty in being different. Rose is a great source of strength and empowerment and encourages readers to embrace their differences.
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About Andrew Fairchild
ANDREW FAIRCHILD (born 1974) recently released his second children’s picture book Rose and Her Amazing Nose which sends a positive message to readers, ages 5 – 10, that being different can truly be amazing. Rose and Her Amazing Nose has been awarded a five star read from Reader’s Favorite and nominated for the North Texas children’s book award. His first children’s book Bali and Blu: Friends of a Different Color addresses issues of bullying and racial issues on a more adult level. Andrew has been captivating readers both young and old with his colorful heart-felt stories which he draws from his own difficult childhood.
In addition to contributing his beautiful stories to the literary world, Andrew is an advocate for children’s literacy. He also serves as a volunteer and Ambassador to Texas Children’s Hospital for which he donates 25% of all sales to the hospital annually.
Andrew was born and raised in a small Mississippi town. His younger years was quite difficult. He grew up from a poor family background and was bullied, abused and made fun of for being different. He escaped from the difficulties of life by exploring his love of drawing, writing and reading in the hopes of utilizing his talents to help those of similar backgrounds. He started writing poetry at the young age of fifteen and published his first poem Death Need Not Worry in a book anthology called Whispers. He has written over three-hundred fifty poems to date and hopes to someday publish them in a collection.
Andrew now resides in Houston Texas with his fiancé, two dogs (China and Mya) and his cat (Church) and is a current member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.) Andrew spends most of his time writing children’s stories which are influenced by his love of poetry and his personal difficult childhood background. He is currently working on his first YA chapter book titled Garden of the Forgotten Archives, an exclusive preview of chapter one can be read on his blog at https://andrewfairchild.wordpress.com. Other children’s picture book titles that are in the works are Have you seen my egg? and Mr. Tinker makes the Impossible Possible. The literary world has definitely found a gem as his readers eagerly anticipate his next influential children’s book.
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