Rosie and her best friend have a very special relationship. They are inseparable, spending every day together and having lots of fun. The story focuses on one particularly enjoyable and very busy day. Creeping up early to play before everyone is up, they have exciting imaginary adventures as deep-sea divers or space explorers, learn new tricks, ‘helping’ with chores, meeting friends and facing dangers in the park and finally curling up contentedly together at the end of a busy day. Ostensibly a simple account of every day adventures but look out for the clever twist on the final spread challenging our expectations about Rosie and her best friend. Readers are likely to want to go back to the beginning and read the book again.
The illustrations are delightful, with striking use of colour and lots of detail and humour, for example showing exactly how unhelpful the enthusiastic friends’ attempts at helping actually are.
This is a joyful exuberant picturebook about friendship between a human and an animal which adults and children will enjoy sharing and returning to.