Written by Joyce Murphy and Illustrated by Aleksandra
I am the Girl with the Flaming Red Hair
My name is Rosie Red
And I light up like a flare
Meet Rosie Red, the girl with
the Flaming Red Hair as she skips, hopidy, hops through her fun-filled life.
Every day is just one big adventure after another! This illustrated short story
book is my tribute to children born with red hair, who like me, make up only 2%
of the world’s population. It is a celebration of a child’s diversity captured
in a colourful, vibrant picture book for girls.
The story unfolds around
Grandma, Rosie’s patient older sister, her trickster little brother, fun
parents, her exasperated teacher and friends who first stare at her and are
then won over by her fun, charm and zest for life.
The Girl with the Flaming Red
Hair is an enjoyable children’s rhyme book – a story of a little girl and her
life experiences and day to day activities expressed in verse. It will appeal
to children who enjoy rhyme books by Julia Donaldson and Rachel Bright and the
occasional nursery rhyme.
This would make an excellent
starter book for early readers. At the same time, toddlers, kindergarten and
preschool children can use this book for early learning as it provides a repeating
word pattern which helps children, who are only just beginning to learn to
read, discover themselves and the relationships with those around them. It also
includes fun facts about Red Hair and is perfect for children two years and
In the style of Julie Donaldson and Rachel Bright
Inspiration For Writing
My inspiration for writing, ‘The Girl with
the Flaming Red Hair,’ comes from my own childhood. Like Rosie Red in the book,
I had flaming red hair as a child. At that time, it was hard to be different, and I was constantly teased by other children. This made me wish my hair was
blond, black or any other colour.
Now I know better, and I am proud of my red
hair as you should be too. Therefore, this book is my tribute to children with
red hair who like me; make up only 2% of the world’s population. The book is a
celebration of a child’s diversity, captured in fun-loving rhyme. To get more
facts about Redheads and fun activities go to the ‘Get in Touch,’ page and join
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