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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Do You Know Rosie Flo?

Today the kids both got new colouring books. Not just any colouring books mind you but Rosie Flo's and Johnny Joe's colouring books. Illustrator Roz Streeton first started making these incredibly imaginative drawings for her young daughters. They have a lovely Victorian/Edwardian feel to them just like those amazing illustrated catalogues of household items people used to order things from last century.

Unlike other colouring books where all the drawing work is done for you, with Rosie Flo's children get to personalise the characters by drawing in their own face, arms and legs. It's amazing what a difference this makes - check out the Rosie Flo Gallery to see what I mean.

These cute drawings by Isabella are from the the 'Kitchen' book. Isabella likes to do the drawing first then follow up with a colouring session. Henry is all about colouring. He had so much fun creating this lolly shop.

I know what we'll be doing tomorrow...


  1. These are lovely, what a great idea.

  2. no I didn't !!!
    But they're lovely and i think my daughter, eve if she's now 11, would enjoy them !

  3. Thought you would like them Deb. Thanks for dropping in Valerie. I'm sure you daughter would like these books as they are certainly not just for little kids (I don't mind having a go myself!).