WHOOSH! by Joan Leotta


(Rosa series, volume 1)

by Joan Leotta (illustrated by Rebecca Michael Zeissler)
© 2015-2017

A snow day! Share the excitement of waking up and discovering that the ground is covered with snow. Even better, we are snowed in and Dad is home instead of at work! To celebrate, Dad and I are going sledding.

The sound of the sled going down the hill at a nearby park ("WHOOSH!") guides the tale through the fun and bonding between the child and her dad. His love for her is demonstrated in the smallest ways — in gestures she may not understand now, but will impact her later.

In dialogue with both her dad and mom, the child reveals that time with them is indeed the most important thing to her — any day. This book is written from the first person point of view, so that the listener is able to visualize themselves in the role of the child.

Book Trailer


January 7, 2016Lieurance, Suzanne "Joan Leotta - Publishing News" The Working Writer's Club
November 30, 2015Joan Leotta interviewed on WHQR 96.7 FM
November 12, 2015WHOOSH! on The Innkeeper's DOG
October 1, 2015Journal of Tar Heel Tellers
September 21, 2015NC Writers Network: Book Buzz
May 14, 2015NC Writers Network: Hats Off to Joan Leotta!

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October 22, 2015WHOOSH! Author Joan Leotta Providing Personalized Dedication Notes Through December 10th
August 15, 2015WHOOSH! by Joan Leotta Hardcover Published
May 18, 2015WHOOSH! by Joan Leotta Hardcover To Be Published on August 15, 2015


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List PriceUSD 19.95
PublicationAugust 15, 2015
Dimensions8" (w) x 10" (h) x 0.31" (d)
Weight15 ounces
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PublicationAugust 15, 2015


JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life (JUV023000)

JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Winter Sports (JUV032080)

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents (JUV013060)

JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Sounds (JUV009110)

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (JUV013000)


Children’s, Teenage & Educational (Y)
Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books (YB)
Children’s picture books (YBC)
Picture storybooks (YBCS)
Early years: people who help us (YBLP)
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Sporting stories (YFR)
Children’s / Teenage general interest: City & town life (YNMK)
Children’s / Teenage general interest: Winter sports (YNWM)

Other Titles in Series (3)

Summer in a Bowl by Joan Leotta
Rosa and the Red Apron by Joan Leotta
Rosa's Shell by Joan Leotta