Rosie Runs Away

Written by Maryann Macdonald
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Firefly Books

(Ages 4-7)

Rose decides to run away after she feels that Mama doesn’t appreciate her efforts to help take care of her little brother Fat Mat, the only person Mama seens to have any tme for. But Daddy and Mat will miss her, even if Mama won’t–or will she? A charming picture book about a childlike hurt resolved in an endearingly childlike way.


“Any child who has ever felt misunderstood or unappreciated will sense an instant kinship with Rosie.”

Publisher’s Weekly



“Beginning readers will have little trouble with the short sentences and large type, and young listeners will enjoy the pictures of Rosie and her sweet surroundings.”

School Library Journal

“This is a sweet little storybook, just right for child with a new brother or sister and the illustrations fit the story perfectly. Rosie and Fat Mat are precious! As is their storybook home and garden. I highly recommend this book.”

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