Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night By Lauren H. Kerstein & Nate Wragg

Back of Book:

Rosie the dragon’s bedtime routine has been a little bumpy lately. But not to worry! Charlie is prepared with his lists, rules, and fire extinguisher—everything a boy needs to help guide his pet dragon (and best friend) to a peaceful night’s sleep. But with bath-time bubble trouble, fiery-hot pajamas, and stuffed animal search-and-rescues, tucking this dragon into bed is not an easy task. And what happens when thunder strikes? Snuggle up with this adorable duo as they conquer bedtime the best way: together!

My Review:

I am so excited to team up with Blue Slip Media and Two Lions Press to be on the book tour for this adorable bedtime story. I received a copy of this picture book in exchange for an honest review. 

Rosie and Charlie are back in an adorable and relatable book preparing for bed. Rosie has been having a tough time with her bedtime routine so Charlie comes up with a plan that includes meeting all the bedtime rituals. Rosie to sneak juice into her water bottle overdoes it with the bath bubbles and picks out footie pajamas for her and her beloved toy horse, Vern (despite Charlie’s attempts to explain that she will overheat… which she do Parents and children will laugh out loud as they read all the ways that Rosie tries to stay up later. The text is written using several different colors which allow readers to focus on when a character is speaking in the story. The first person narrative allows readers to focus on the story from Charlie’s point of view. The illustrations by Nate Wragg are captivating! He did a wonderful job of using bright colors to showcase the fun and adventure throughout the story. 

This is a book that readers will want to hear over and over. 

Ages 4 and up

42 Pages 

Lauren H. Kerstein is an author and psychotherapist. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Josh; their dragons…er, daughters, Sarah and Danielle; and her rescue dogs, Hudson and Duke. Learn more about the author at @LaurenKersteinInstagram: laurenkerstein

Nate Wragg works as a production designer and illustrator for animation and book projects. He lives in Southern California with his family. Learn more about the artist at

“This humorous story is a sweet representation of caretaking and patience, with a parallel that can extend to older and younger siblings as well as to parent-child relationships, perhaps making young readers a bit more self-reflective and empathetic. This dramatic bedtime tale…will satisfy many.” —Kirkus Reviews

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