Robin Landry - Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
Ned & Rosco is the story of a turtle and a puppy, illustrated in bright, soft colors that are the most soothing I think I’ve seen since vacationing in the Caribbean. Ned & Rosco is the engaging story of a young turtle who leaves home to learn about the world.
“Turtles need to understand life before they can properly live it.” Now here’s a great truth about experience, because it gives us someone else’s perspective, which leads to greater compassion, and a more fulfilling life.
Young Ned had read about the meadow full of butterflies, and was full of facts about butterflies, but it wasn’t until Rosco came bounding into his life that Ned fully experienced the world of butterflies. Rosco is a puppy, and an extravert, so he does everything in his own energetic way which shocks Ned who is a quiet, book-reading introvert.
There is a picture of Ned on one side of a page with Rosco on the other, which beautifully illustrates the two different perspectives that an introvert, and an extrovert see the world through. Rosco is all outward enthusiasm, while Ned is all seriousness, and inward contemplation.
Ned sits in the meadow reading about the butterflies, while Rosco runs and plays with them, and suggests to Ned that if he wants to know about butterflies, he should just ask them himself.
The author, Robin Robinson, lays out clearly and in an entertaining way, how we are all different from each other in the way that we learn about the world, but that there’s no ‘right or wrong’ way of doing things. And in fact, if we team up with people who learn differently that we do, we’ll increase our knowledge and wisdom exponentially.