The Little Rose

Children - Grade K-3rd
28 Pages
Reviewed on 11/02/2011
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Author Biography

Sheri Fink is a #1 best-selling, award-winning children’s author and an international speaker.

“The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” was created to inspire and delight children while planting the seeds of self-esteem that can have lifelong benefit. The brand encompasses Sheri’s children’s books, plays, and merchandise.

Sheri’s first award-winning children’s book, The Little Rose, is an enchanting story about a rose growing in a weedbed who learns to accept and love herself despite her differences. Published in March 2011, The Little Rose has been a #1 best-seller on Amazon for over 55 weeks and is being adapted into a play.

Her second inspirational children’s book, The Little Gnome, debuted at #1 on the Amazon best-seller list in March 2012. Set in a Victorian garden, The Little Gnome is a heartwarming tale about a garden gnome experiencing his first winter and helps kids of all ages embrace change and deal with challenges while learning about the seasons.

In 2011, Sheri was selected as one of the top “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.” She is featured in several inspirational non-fiction books, including "Self-Esteem Doesn’t Come in a Bottle" by Kelly Falardeau, and "Dare to Dream: This Life Counts" by Debbi Dachinger, both international best-sellers.

Sheri is a proud supporter of organizations that make a difference in the lives of children, especially Reading Is Fundamental and the Girl Scouts of America.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

"The Little Rose" is a beautiful story written by Sheri Fink and illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam. Little Rose was surrounded by weeds and never felt as if she fit in with them. Little Rose was teased, called names and treated poorly by those around her. Suddenly one day a Lady noticed Little Rose and came back the next day and transplanted her into a flower bed at her home. Being in a new environment where she is cared for and treated nicely, Little Rose thrives and enjoys life.

This is a beautiful story illustrating how people, adults and children alike, respond to those around them and their environments. Just as Little Rose was miserable, stayed small and felt bad about herself in a bed of weeds, so will people who are surrounded by others who do not treat them well. In order to be happy and live up to one's potential, one must be surrounded by others who treat one another with kindness and is given an opportunity to be one's self and grow. This is a good and important lesson for children and a reminder for adults. The story is easy to read as it flows well, is easily understood and is geared toward children and would be a great resource for parents, teachers and counselors. I think this book will be appreciated by people of all ages as it is a timeless lesson that is beautifully illustrated both verbally and visually.

Hayley Rose, Award-winnin

I picked up a copy of "The Little Rose" by Sheri Fink at the OC Kids Book festival, and it is fast becoming a favorite around my house. A story of a little rose growing up amidst a garden of thick weeds. Picked on and bullied for being "different", she tries to hide in the background, and blend in by cutting off her blooms as they start to appear. But you can't deny who you are, and she soon she is discovered and transported to a beautiful rose garden where she can spread out. Now encouraged and nurtured by the neighboring flowers she reaches her full potential. Although you might seem out of place, bloom and grow...we are all roses!