Monday, March 26, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny -
Detectives Extraordinaire!
by Polly Horvath

Flap Copy description:
Madeline's parents have gone missing. Her only clues? A note tacked on the fridge from someone call The Enemy, a file card covered in a squiggly secret code, and dozens of red eyes staring out the blackened windows of a car she saw speeding down her driveway. And Madeline could swear the driver was a fox...
Luckily Madeline encounters two bunnies who have decided to take up detective work (detectives get to wear fedoras!) and are willing to come to her aid - pro bono. And if her parents' kidnappers are foxes, who better than rabbit detectives to sniff them out?

My thoughts:
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! is Polly Horvath's most recent MG novel - it's delightful! A likeable protagonist, quirky parents, and lots of laughs, make this tale a great read - especially for young girls. The beautiful black and white illustrations, done by Sophie Blackall, add a whimsical charm to this lovely book. (Ms. Blackall's art is featured on the current cover of the SCBWI Newletter!) I especially enjoy stories with anthropomorphic animal characters, this book did not disappoint. I would recommend Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! to readers from the ages of 8 -12. Check out the following links:

To learn more about the author, Polly Horvath - click here: http://pollyhorvath.com/
To learn more about the illustrator, Sophie Blackall - click here: http://www.sophieblackall.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

  1. This one looks like a really good read, one that gets a vivid imagination going on a fun journey!

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  2. This story sounds adorable! Thanks for telling us about it :)

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  3. This book sounds so darn cute! I'm putting it on my To Read list. Thanks!

    Happy to be your newest follower. :)

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  4. I love Polly Horvath books. How exciting that there is a new one. Thanks for this review. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! sounds adorable and fun.

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