Rosita Bird



   


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Emma Tate and The Magic Plate:
 A fun book to encourage healthy eating in kids.


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Rosita is married with two children.  She has worked as a legal secretary, a childminder, nursery assistant, and as an accommodation provider for fostered teenagers. She attributes former health problems to not eating properly as a child, thus many of her books are aimed at encouraging healthy eating and have received positive feedback from Jamie Oliver's team.  In addition several of them raise money for various charities.

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Emma Tate and The Magic Plate (series)
My Great-Grandad Was A Soldier
Mummy Still Loves Me
Charlie, the Crocodile Who Couldn't Catch a Cold (part of the animal alphabet series)
The Rabbit Who Wore Glasses
Jake Is Different
The Elf's Secret
Witch Wobblyknees and the Wibbly Wobbly Wand
Bobby's Magic Wheels





The Rabbit Who Wore Glasses

Ruby the Rabbit won't eat carrots so has to wear glasses.
Beautifully illustrated by Lynn Costelloe, Rosita Bird's lovely story reinforces the importance of eating a healthy diet in a fun and entertaining way.

"Eat your vegetables or you'll get weak eyes - you never see a rabbit wearing glasses!"  Or do you?  Ruby Rabbit doesn't like carrots and falls behind in school because she can't see the whiteboard properly.  After a visit to the optician she gets sparkly new glasses and all is well!  And she discovers carrots aren't so bad after all ...


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Rosita's story, illustrated by Lynn Costelloe, appears in volume 5 of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies: Santa's Little Helpers
This book is available in two print versions: a luxury full colour edition, as well as more reasonably priced  in black and white:


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THE ELF'S SECRET

Robin the elf worries too much about himself, so much so, that he doesn't realise he is the same as every other elf. Beautifully illustrated by Sarah Waterfield, Rosita Bird's charming and entertaining little story carries an important life lesson for children.


Robin is a shy and self conscious elf who worries about the button on his tummy. He schemes to get rid of it, not realising its importance.  Imagine his surprise when he discovers that  all the other elves have one too!  This book is dedicated to all those who sometimes have problems accepting themselves the way they are.

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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
The Elf's Secret is a children's book written by Rosita Bird and illustrated by Sarah Waterfield. Robin was the newest elf in the village of Tralado. He was very shy and miserable around all of the elves and goblins in the village and they could not understand why, as they were so welcoming and friendly. When a hot day arrived, all of the elves went swimming, but Robin sat on the edge of the pool and looked ever so sad. When an elf named Jason asked what was wrong, Robin showed the button on the front of his belly and said that he wished it was gone, as it made him feel so different. Wanting to help, Jason sought out advice from others in town to see what he could do to have Robin's button removed. Atop a hill, they met with a wizard who was happy to oblige, but the secret of the strange and mysterious magical button becomes immediately clear. Robin regrets having his button removed and requests that it is put back on. He is then shocked to discover something about all of the other elves that he had never known before.
Rosita Bird's tale of an elf who was miserable because he thought he looked different was an absolutely delightful read. The beautifully drawn color illustrations brought the story to life perfectly, complementing each and every page. The Elf's Secret teaches the reader that being different doesn't have to be a bad thing, and that sometimes what we think might be different is not different at all. It was heartwarming to see so many friendly elves wanting Robin to be happy and trying to solve his problem so that he would no longer be miserable, regardless of the risk or consequence to themselves in doing so. What Robin learned was that all he had needed to do was ask for help and it would be there for him. Not talking about the problem created a whole new problem in itself. The Elf's Secret is an excellent fable with many valuable lessons. I feel this book would be ideally stocked in school, home and kindergarten libraries for story time. I look forward to more books from Rosita Bird in the future                          .https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-elfs-secret
 
 


Mummy Still Loves Me

 

A gentle book of reassurance for young children who are living with a parent who has depression.

Endorsed by author and mental health and disability advocate Jeanette Purkis
Illustrated by Lynn Costelloe.

 


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Jake is Different


Jake finds school difficult but makes a friend and with help soon settles down.  Endorsed by autism campaigner Jeanette Purkis,
Jake is Different is a gentle book on autism/Asperger's syndrome for children and is also a friendly guide for signs to look out for. There are also links to websites on autism.

Illustrated by Lynn Costelloe.


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My Great-Grandad was a Soldier

My Great Grandad Was A Soldier is a gentle introduction to a time in history “The Second World War."  A young boy called Jacob discovers his great grandad's uniform and becomes inquisitive.

 

With a foreword by Simon Weston C.B.E., this book, beautifully illustrated by Lynn Costelloe, is published in aid of "Care After Combat"  as part of the new CRIMSON CARES range of books from Crimson Cloak Publishing.

Some Veterans Are Still Fighting For Their Lives


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Bobby's Magic Wheels

Bobby the car starts a new life of adventure with Daniel after being neglected by his previous owner.

Illustrated by Sudipta Dasgupta.


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Boris, the elf that lives in the cottage depicted on Emma's magic plate, travels in her pocket to a local fete, where Emma gets separated from her mother. He saves the day when a stranger dressed as a clown tries to get Emma to accompany him.  Emma learns her lesson and will not wander off on her own again! Part of the "Emma Tate" series, this is a light-hearted story that warns children about "stranger-danger".


Beautifully illustrated by Lynn Costelloe


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Emma is enjoying the snowy weather but ill advisedly ventures onto a frozen pond. Boris, the Elf who lives in the house on her magic plate, saves the day, and Emma learns to skate on a safer indoor rink.  

 

Rosita Bird's third Emma Tate story, warning children of the dangers of treading and skating on ice, is vividly brought to life by Lynn Costelloe's beautiful illustrations.


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Witch Wobblyknees
and the Wibbly Wobbly Wand


Witch Wobblyknees is a bit of a recluse and too mean to replace her faulty wand. When she meets an old friend at a reunion event she is persuaded to get a new one - and once she has used it to brighten up her little cottage she is inspired to rejoin village life  and become part of her community again.  A charming fable about tolerance and self-confidence, written by Rosita Bird and set in her fictional village of Tralado, depicted in Sarah Waterfield's gloriously quirky illustrations 

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The Animal Alphabet series by Rosita Bird kicks off with the story of Alice, the antelope who yearns for more freedom, away from the busy family herd. Running off, she soon finds that she should have listened to her parents. After outwitting a family of hungry cheetahs, she eventually finds her way back to safety.

Illustrated by the talented Lynn Costelloe, this book is a gentle introduction to Stranger Danger and child safety. Bertie, the Bravest Bat in the Belfry, and Charlie, the Crocodile who Couldn't Catch a Cold continue the series, introducing alphabet letters one by one and each with an appropriate underlying moral for the child to absorb.


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The Animal Alphabet series by Rosita Bird continues with the story of Bertie, the brave bat who saves his family when exterminators illegally seek to remove them from the church belfry where they live.


Illustrated by Lynn Costelloe, this book introduces the concept of protected species in nature, while showing how the courage of one individual can shape the fortunes of many.

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Charlie: the Crocodile who Couldn't Catch a Cold

A parent always worries that their child will catch cold in the winter weather if they don't wrap up warm. The Animal Alphabet series by Rosita Bird continues with the story of Charlie, the foolish Crocodile, who is so sure he can't possibly catch a cold that he won't wear his warm clothes. Lost in the snow, he is rescued by a volunteer from an animal shelter, who traces his mother and returns Charlie to his home. Charlie has indeed caught a cold, and learns to wrap up warm during cold weather in future!

Charlie's mother is traced by means of Charlie's microchip, so this gentle warning also introduces the concept of animal rescue centres and the important work they do helping and rehoming animals, inspired by the animal shelter where the author's own beloved rescue dog was sourced.

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Winston: the Mouse as big as a House


Written by Rosita Bird and illustrated by Doriano Strologo, this is a lighthearted story demonstrating the perils of overeating, which could help mitigate against childhood obesity without fat shaming, and ought to be on most children's reading lists.

Winston the mouse eats so much that he outgrows his home - and several others in turn. Deciding to do something about it, he manages to lose weight and return to his old healthy size, whereupon he can fit into his comfortable mouse hole once again. A lighthearted look at obesity with a positive message for children.

This illustrated rhyming book charts the progress of overweight Winston the Mouse: he certainly loves his food! But he gets so big he has to leave his comfortable mouse hole and seek larger accommodation. Made welcome by various animals, he outgrows each home in turn until he decides enough is enough. By limiting what he eats and exercising, he is soon back in shape, and is able to move back into his own home.
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The Elf's Journey

Elf brothers Jack and George are stranded on an island. A fairy grants Jack a wish which he uses for the benefit of his brother, while George thinks only of his own comfort.   George is ashamed of his behaviour, and resolves to be more thoughtful in future: both elves are flown home to safety on a magic carpet.

The "journey" of the title refers to George's moral journey, learning to be less selfish in his attitude. This is a charming fable of consideration and thoughtfulness, set in the magical world of the village of Tralado created by Rosita Bird and beautifully brought to life by Sarah Waterfield's colourful illustrations.

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Sophie, the Seagull who was Afraid to Fly

Sophie is scared of flying but
wants to be like her friends. She buys some balloons and attaches them to her foot to give herself the confidence to fly. It works for a while until the balloons break free ...

 A charming rhyming book to encourage children to overcome their fears just like Sophie conquers her fear of flying.


Illustrated by Zoe Baker


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BOOK REVIEW, 5 stars

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Sophie the seagull is afraid to fly. She can feel her heart pounding and as she flaps her wings her frustrated smile turns to a shiver. She is scared she will fall into the river and she wonders if she will ever be able to fly as she watches the others gracefully flying by. One day she gets an idea. She decides to use the balloons she had bought. She blows up a dozen, ties them to her foot, and soars high into the sky with them. Her confidence grows and she flies high with the other birds gliding in the sky. When she comes down, she realizes all the balloons have burst and only the string is left. She is proud and happy and her confidence to fly grows.


Sophie, the Seagull Who Was Afraid to Fly by Rosita Bird is a delightful rhyming story that will encourage children to overcome their fears and self-limiting beliefs, just like Sophie who conquers her fear of flying. The illustrations by Zoe Baker are adorable and they bring alive the concept and give clarity to the author’s words. I like the way the lively illustrations give Sophie a personality and an individuality of her own. It is a good book for bedtime and classroom storytelling, and read aloud sessions at school because the message conveyed is relevant and relatable. Sophie's story is good inspiration for all children out there who are trying to overcome their fears and mind blocks and want to move ahead with confidence.

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Sophie the seagull is afraid to fly. She can feel her heart pounding and as she flaps her wings her frustrated smile turns to a shiver. She is scared she will fall into the river and she wonders if she will ever be able to fly as she watches the others gracefully flying by. One day she gets an idea. She decides to use the balloons she had bought. She blows up a dozen, ties them to her foot, and soars high into the sky with them. Her confidence grows and she flies high with the other birds gliding in the sky. When she comes down, she realizes all the balloons have burst and only the string is left. She is proud and happy and her confidence to fly grows.

 

 

Daisy is a mistreated working donkey living in Egypt. She is rescued and taken to a Donkey Sanctuary where she is given treatment by vets. She is cared for and will not have to work ever again.


Depicting the letter D as Book 4 in the Animal Alphabet series, this book raises awareness of the plight of donkeys in some countries where donkeys and mules are often used for work without adequate care.


Illustrated by Lynn Costelloe

 


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