Rou and the Great Race

By Pam Fong,

Book cover of Rou and the Great Race

Book description

Rou and the Great Race: In a time when a flower is so rare that it is the grand prize of an annual race, Rou’s only wish is to win for her grandma, who is haunted by memories of when flowers were once abundant. But sometimes the real prize is…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Rou and the Great Race as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is the first of its kind. It is a dystopian picture book. Flowers are almost non-existent. It’s a rarity. So, every year, there is an annual race. Rou wants to win, but not for her. She wants the flowers for her grandmother. I love that she put someone before her. This book is gorgeously illustrated and the message of what you would do to please the ones you love is abundantly clear. I love this book.

From Winsome's list on children being unapologetic.

Want books like Rou and the Great Race?

Our community of 9,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Rou and the Great Race.

Browse books like Rou and the Great Race

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in flowers, grandmothers, and dystopian?

9,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about flowers, grandmothers, and dystopian.

Flowers Explore 32 books about flowers
Grandmothers Explore 38 books about grandmothers
Dystopian Explore 521 books about dystopian