Ocean rescue!

Gepubliceerd op 19 september 2023 om 15:00

Title: Josie, Johnnie and Rosie and the Ocean Rescue!

Author: Michael Panzner

Illustrator: Brooke Beaver

Series: /

Genre(s): Children, picture book, animals, climate, rescuing

My rating: 4/5 stars

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The story:

In this story we follow the adventures of the girl Rosie, and her twin unicorns, Josie & Johnnie. They go on a journey to the beach, where they rescue a family of fish. After they have done so, they also notice how dirty the sand and sea is. They join with some other people to clean the beach up. Josie and Johnnie also use some unicorn magic to restore nature's beauty. The three make the world a better place than it was before. A story to show you that we really need to protect our precious earth.


The characters:

Josie, Johnnie and Rosie, are a close friend group. They do a lot of fun stuff together, and also help others when they need it. The two unicorns, Josie & Johnnie, have magic inside their horns. With that they can do fun things, and they also help the earth to become a better place for them and everyone else.


My opinion:

When I saw this book, it immediately grabbed my attention. The cover looked so cute, and everyone loves a bit of unicorn magic once in a while, don't we? At least I do, so I'm very happy I got to read this fun and cute book. Rosie and the unicorns are so lovely, and I loved reading this story about them.

The illustrations are beautifully made, and they have the best details and colors in them. They instantly grab your attention, and are also fun to look at. The text has also been put at good places, so that it doesn't mess up the illustration. The text is easy to follow, with nice words and sentence lengths.

The story is also nice to read about. We can all learn a bit about this trio. How they have a fun day on the beach, but also decide to save a family of fish. When they actually notice how dirty the beach and the sea are, they clean it with the help of some other friends and a bit of unicorn magic. They give out an important message that even the youngest children will understand. We share the earth with everyone around us, so let's all try to keep it clean.



This picture book is a fun and cute read. It has beautiful art, and a well written text. It's easy to understand what the story is about, and the message it holds is very important. Even young children can learn a lot from that. The friend group is lovely to follow, and the unicorn magic also gives a bit extra to the beautiful story.


Let's finish with one of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Together we can accomplish anything."

- Michael Panzner, Josie, Johnnie and Rosie and the Ocean Rescue!


{I received this book as a digital review copy, wherefore I thank Netgalley and the publishing house (Twin Unicorn Publishing LLC) from this book, but this doesn't influence my opinion on the story}