Written by award-winning author and rock legend Jimmy Barnes, Rosie the Rhinoceros follows Rosie on her early morning adventures through the savanna. She greets her friends and spreads positivity and joy wherever she goes. But there’s one problem – everyone thinks Rosie is a rhinoceros. However, Rosie knows that she is in fact not a rhinoceros, but a unicorn with a ‘pretty horn’ and ‘dainty hooves’.
Eventually Rosie makes an announcement to all the animals – she’s a unicorn! Finally, to Rosie’s delight, all her animal friends agree to call her Rosie the unicorn.
With gorgeous watercolour illustrations in sunrise colours from critically acclaimed artist Matt Shank, this picture book is perfect for children aged 3-8. Barnes does a wonderful job introducing words and adjectives which help foster a ‘stupendous’ and ‘exquisite’ vocabulary in young readers.
Rosie the Rhinoceros is a story inspired by Barnes’ granddaughter. The book follows three bestselling books for adults, also authored by Barnes, however is his first venture into children’s literature. Ultimately, Rosie’s charming story reminds readers to be themselves. Whether you’re a friendly rhinoceros or a dainty hoofed unicorn – either way you’re perfect.