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Ruby Reviews Rescue Rosie’s Canal Adventures Book

Rescue Rosie’s Canal Adventures
Written by Andrew Chapman
Illustrated by Sarah Hoggard

cover for the book Rescue Rosie Canal Adventures showing a canal boat and rescue helicopter


Climb aboard Rescue Rosie with Skipper Pete and his fluffy, scruffy dog, Henry, as they set off on their travels around the English canal system.

A series of six short stories follows Rescue Rosie’s Adventures as she helps out whenever and wherever she is needed. If you thought a canal boat is inanimate, think again. Rosie has personality and principles! She is the boss and things usually got the way she plans.

Whether you are a parent who likes canals and boating or a grandparent who is lucky enough to spend time afloat in this magical world you will want the younger members of your family to join in the fun.

Ruby’s Review

What did you think of the book?

picture showing canal boat on the canal by a bridge with a hurt boy on the tow path and a rescue helicopter in the distanceRescue Rosie is a great book. Rosie does a bunch of exciting rescues and my favourite one was when Rosie was rescued. I liked how Rosie gets the idea of being Rescue Rosie just by being rescued herself. The book reminded me of my holidays on the canal with my family and made me look forward to our next holiday on the canals cos they’re so much fun.

Was there anything you didn’t like about the book?

canal boat coming out of a tunnel with a train going over and a snowy dayNothing! But in the next book, I would like to see  Rosie rescue someone on the Llangollen canal as I loved going over the big aqueduct on our old boat Sunseeker

Who was your favourite character and why?

Henry because I liked how free and playful he was

What was your favourite part of the book and why?

canal boat and snow and santa in the sleigh pulled by reindeersI liked the last chapter because it was all Christmassy and I liked the thought of all the boats decorated with trees and lights.

Do you recommend the book?

I certainly do! 100% in fact. It’s just so good I couldn’t put it down and read it all in one go.

Would you read more books by this author?


Can you give the book a rating out of 5 with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent

5/5 I just love how there’s even a puzzle for you to solve in every chapter working out which canal and where Rosie is. I didn’t know but my granddad did and he would tell me about when he had been on that bit of canal too. After reading this book I can’t wait till we go back on the canal!

11 old girl holding the Rescue Rosie book and her thumbs up

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