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FFFdoc.inddFlip Flip Flo, the Know-It-All
©2010 By Gloria Barone Rosanio, illustrations by Jim Rosanio
The story of a sweet smarty-pants who longs for shoeless summers. When school starts, Flo can’t bear to part with her flip flops, but a mishap on the playground teaches Flo that flip flops are for summer and shoes are for school. The book is a rhyming read-aloud story best suited for children ages 2-6.
“ Flip Flop Flo is an adorable character based on my own daughter and the charming things she said as a little girl,” explains Gloria Rosanio, author. “The book sends a strong message to children about school safety but does so in a fun and colorful way.”

TBcover0712Thomas, Berkley and the Missing Socks
©2012 By Abby Kragh, illustrations by Jim Rosanio

“What happens when you take a boy detective, his brand new puppy, and a pair of missing lucky socks together? One silly case with a tail-wagging adventure!”



Pedro’s Hungry Ride
©2013 By Gloria Barone Rosanio, illustrations by Jim Rosanio 

Pedro’s bike search for healthy snack leads him to school, the mayor’s office and the local grocery store, but there are no fruits and vegetables to be found. When Pedro glues his mouth shut in protest, his teacher, mayor and grocer join together to help Pedro learn how to grow healthy snacks of his own. Many children like Pedro live in places called food deserts where there are no stores in their neighborhoods that sell healthy food.  Pedro’s story shows what one community without fruits and vegetables did to change that.



  1. gloriabarone says:

    Our new book, “Pedro’s Hungry Ride — a boy, a bike, and a search for a snack” will be available soon!

  2. gloriabarone says:

    Today is Child Health Day in the US! From our new book, Pedro’s Hungry Ride, here’s today’s healthy eating tip: NEVER, EVER GIVE YOUR VEGGIE A WEDGIE!

  3. gloriabarone says:

    It’s been a great year with the debut of “Pedro’s Hungry Ride.” Plans for 2014 include translation of the book into Spanish to reach more children, and more events and book giveaways.

  4. You’ll be able to see the book trailer for “Pedro’s Hungry Ride.” Coming soon!

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