Review and Giveaway ZWOOSH! by Marie Rose


Title: Zwoosh

Author: Marie Rose

Publisher:  Indie Rose Books for Kids

Released: August 18th 2014

Book Info:

Fly to the stars in your very own rocket ship. Wave at the mean, green Martians. Picnic with Moon Men. Play tag with the comets. Win a blue ribbon space race. Just before your bedtime. Inspired by the palette of Vincent van Gogh, let’s go on a colorful space journey as we explore the colors of the rainbow and planets in our solar system through the power and wonder of a child’s whimsical imagination.

Innovatively conceived and developed by Marie Rose, ‘ZWOOSH!’ takes children and the grown-ups who love them on a whimsical and interactive journey through space to meet green Martians, have a picnic with Moon Men and even play tag with comets – all before bedtime! Rose’s book, stunningly-illustrated by diverse Los Angeles artist Susan Lee, along with the wider Indie Rose Books for Kids (IRB4K) project, seeks to make bedtime highly-engaging and bring the entire family together for endless happily-ever-afters.



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Marie Rose holds a Master of Arts degree in Theater from The University of Texas at El Paso. She is an American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women alumna who has written, produced, and directed award-winning short films starring such talent as Dakota Fanning (FATHER XMAS is available on Amazon and iTunes).

Marie is a past recipient of The Walt Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting. A proven expert in the story development field, she has helped shape major motion pictures and television shows for film studios and premiere production companies in Los Angeles since 1994. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Alliance of Women Directors, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and IATSE Local 700 Story Analysts Guild.

In 2009, Marie was selected for participation in the Producers Guild of America’s Diversity Program where she honed her producing skills under the expert guidance of seasoned producers and show runners. In 2013, Marie creatively developed and produced the independent feature film IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME starring Ross McCall, Joelle Carter, and Vivica A. Fox (available on Amazon and iTunes).

A classically trained character actress and a professionally trained voice actress with proficiency for an array of accents, Marie specializes in audiobook narration including Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead by Christiana Miller now available at

A lifelong reader of children’s literature Marie’s first two children’s picture books, PRINCESS SILVER TEARS AND ONE FEATHER and ZWOOSH! are available on Amazon. ZWOOSH! will also release as an ebook on Kindle and as an interactive storybook app in late 2014. Her first mainstream novel for grown-ups, FRENCHING, a “tongue-in-cheek” romantic comedy, will release on Amazon and Kindle through her own publishing shingle, Indie Rose Books, in early 2015.

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Jan Review:

This is a great book to read with your children, it fun and imaginative.  I love how descriptive the author is as she describes each of the colors of the rainbow.   My ten year said he loved the pictures and for him it all about the pictures. This book is perfect for reading at bedtime or gifting to children who are great readers but still want pictures in their books.   Thanks for providing me a ecopy and a physical copy for the giveaway.


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6 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway ZWOOSH! by Marie Rose

  1. Thank you, Jan and Son! In addition to the free book Rafflecopter, readers who leave a relevant comment on Jan’s review will be entered into a separate giveaway drawing to win some cool alien, zwooshy, swag. – Happily ever after, Marie Rose, Zwoosh! author

  2. I saw early versions, and was fascinated from then on. I think it will have value for my 11 year-old grandson as well as his younger siblings, ages 3 and 4. They will love to look at all the colors and the poetic rhythm of the text. Well done, Marie!

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