Rosie Flo's coloring book, Rosie Flo's Garden coloring book, and Rosie Flo's Animals coloring book by Roz Streeten
Geared Towards: Ages 8 and up
Published By: Chronicle Kids
Publication Dates: January 2009
ISBNs: 978-0-8118-6552-4, 978-0-8118-6618-7, and 978-0-8118-6619-4
Designed and illustrated by Roz Streeten, the Rosie Flo coloring books are fantastic! If you have a young girl in your life who enjoys sketching, drawing, coloring, or painting you simply must buy her these books. Each book is filled with nothing but black line drawings of clever little outfits. It's up the child (or adult as it may be) to draw in the heads, legs, and arms. Then you color in the whole thing.
These books are so neat because you get to let your own creative juices flow as you decide what each outfit's wearer should look like. Even though the author recommends these books for children age 8 and up, I think kids as young as 5 will really enjoy them as well. You don't have to be highly skilled in the work of art to have a blast with these totally inventive books. It's almost like it's a reverse take on paper dolls. Instead of putting the clothes on the bodies, you're putting the bodies in the clothes.
With three books to choose from there's a wide variety of outfits and costumes to pick from- even scenery and settings to go along with some. In the first book, Rosie Flo's coloring book, you'll find vintage gowns, pjs, sun dresses, and many others. In Rosie Flo's Garden all of the outfits and costumes take on a garden feel. There are wood fairies, garden gnomes, tea party dresses, dresses inspired by vegetation and even bugs. In Rosie Flo's Animals all of the outfits take on a very animal inspired feel. There are animal prints, spider web dresses, bee hive dresses, and more. Tons of creativity went in to designing the dresses and outfits in these three books. It's amazing! Something else really fun about this line of books is that each includes two perforated, large sized post cards so you can share your creative genius with someone you love.