Rosie and the hurricane

Hi! I am Rosie. I am so happy you are here!

Where do you live?

I live in Florida and hurricane season happens EVERY YEAR UGH!

This is my dog napoleon

He is my best friend! He doesn’t like storms, ESPECIALLY Hurricanes.

But we make the best of it

You wanna know why? Because Napoleon and I help my Mommy prepare before every storm. That makes me feel less scared. What makes you feel less scared?

We are so grateful to be a part of the SWFL community. Our friends at The Sanibel Captiva Foundation and Advanced Hurricane Technology have partnered to bring this book to all kids in the Lee County School System. That means that we need YOUR help to print and distribute 20,000 copies to kids who were greatly affected by hurricane Ian in 2022. Please consider a donation today!

About the Authors

Fernanda Ferrell-Zabala

Fernanda is a mother to four awesome kids and 3 furry wild dogs. She splits her time between Florida and Washington DC.

Olga Zabala

Olga Zabala is a mother of two great kids and two silly dogs who lived through Hurricane Ian and were the inspiration behind the book. She lives in Naples, Florida.

Erin Sells

Erin is a wonderful and kind friend who describes herself as a bookworm, writer, and public media nerd. She lives in Washington, DC with her dog, George.

About the Illustrator

David Acevedo

David is a visual artist and entrepreneur living in southwest Florida. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he has experienced many hurricanes in his life. David's used his beloved doggy as the inspiration for Napoleon. Napoleon crossed the Rainbow bridge after living 20 wonderful years.